Man’s activities and natural disasters have led to a reductions in our natural reef systems. Recreationally, growth in sports fishing, scuba diving, and boating has increased the pressures on these systems. Commercially, our seafood industry is dependent on developing the ocean to enable ever larger, yet sustainable, harvests. The loss of our natural systems, coupled with increased use, compels us to do everything we can to save natural reefs. Even so, the natural reefs cannot rebuild themselves fast enough to meet human demands. Long lasting artificial reefs are useful tools for restoring our reef systems to a natural and productive balance
Reef balls have recently been featured in Sacred Heart University’s Stratford Point Living Shoreline project. This project has won the Best Restored Shore Award from the American Shore & Beach […]
BEST PRACTICES USING REEF BALLS FOR LIVING SHORELINES James W. McFarlane, Larry Beggs, This research involved traveled the coast from Connecticut down the Atalantic Coast, the five states of the […]
Some photos by Larry Beggs
It is a time for hope and action. We must do everything possible but things are going to get nasty.