Through supplementing the California coast’s natural reef environments, California Ships to Reefs endeavors to increase the economic opportunities of all California coastal communities, and will provide increased economic benefit through sport fishing and scuba diving opportunities, and, once fully developed, become recreational attractions functioning in harmony with marine ecosystems.
"I think reefing ships is a fantastic win/win/win scenario for sport divers, sport fishermen and the environment. Natural wrecks break down into rubble piles over time and though they will continue to attract fish, the bigger the structure the bigger the attraction and the bigger the ecosystem it will hold and or attract."
-- Richie Kohler, Advisory Board, Ships to Reefs International                      
Quoted from California Diver Magazine

News

January 21, 2017

Another Artificial Reef May Soon Hit Florida Waters

Florida’s Palm Beach County — already the site of 150-plus artificial reefs — may be getting a unique addition: a reef created from the USS Clamagore, a 320-foot Balao-class submarine built in 1945. Read more here.



September 7, 2016

Can toilets revive New York City’s oyster population?

That’s what the city is hoping. Oysters were once prevalent in New York Harbor, before dredging and pollution killed them off. Read more here.



September 7, 2016

UAE steps to protect reefs must be welcomed: paper

A UAE newspaper has said that there is severe damage to coral reefs the world over and if action is not taken immediately, "we will pay a very high price." Read more here.



September 6, 2016

Australian architect to restore coral reefs using the world’s largest upcoming 3D printer

3D printing is now breathing new life into the oceans of Dubai and Italy with a new breed of artificial reefs that provide more realistic levels of texture and detail. Read more here.



September 4, 2016               

‘For the next generation‘: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

What happens when fishermen run out of fish to catch? Read more here.



September 1, 2016

Tug boat ready to become St. Lucie County fish hotel

Bluewater fishermen and divers heading out of the Sunrise City will soon have another spot to check for grouper, amberjacks and spiny lobsters. Read more here.



September 1, 2016 

Pompano's reef that looks like a casino is making a global splash

The sinking last month of a tanker that looks like a casino has made a splash around the world. Read more here.





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