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new shellfish reef

Postby Nude up » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:09 pm

I was walking the dog tonight on portarlington pier when I saw a barge loaded up with the latest addition to the shellfish reef being built just off portarlington. The reef is being built in quite shallow water which suprised me its in less than 2 mt of water but will be able to be reached with a small walk.
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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby Lightningx » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Wow that is quite shallow for a new reef.
Interesting.

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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby Nude up » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:20 pm

They put 3 artificial reefs just off the portarlington pier in around 5 to 6 mt about 70mt out the fishing has picked up heaps since then they are the concrete hexagon shape. The shellfish reefs will be loaded with baby oysters and mussels in an attempt to bring back the shellfish decimated during the scallop dredging years

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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby smile0784 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 am

Will be good to rehabilitation the area

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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby Lightningx » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:36 am

Nude up wrote:They put 3 artificial reefs just off the portarlington pier in around 5 to 6 mt about 70mt out the fishing has picked up heaps since then they are the concrete hexagon shape. The shellfish reefs will be loaded with baby oysters and mussels in an attempt to bring back the shellfish decimated during the scallop dredging years

That does sound like a good plan and I hope it works :thumbsup:

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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby denis barden » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:22 am

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Would it be possible to pin point the new Artificial Reefs off Port Arlington please



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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby hornet » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:39 am

Do they just drop the whole crate to the bottom and leave it there or do they empty it from above ?

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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby KeenAds » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:00 pm

hornet wrote:Do they just drop the whole crate to the bottom and leave it there or do they empty it from above ?


Pretty sure they did one previously in Corio bay and they were spread over an area off about 300m from memory

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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby hornet » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:40 pm

KeenAds wrote:
hornet wrote:Do they just drop the whole crate to the bottom and leave it there or do they empty it from above ?


Pretty sure they did one previously in Corio bay and they were spread over an area off about 300m from memory


That's relief, leaving a basket like that in two meters of water would certainly wipe out a prop at low tide !

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Re: new shellfish reef

Postby Nude up » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:55 pm

denis barden wrote:Nude Up
Would it be possible to pin point the new Artificial Reefs off Port Arlington please


The 3 artificial reefs are off the old portarlington pier google artificial reef portarlington and they are marked on the government website. The shellfish reef is to the left of the point Richard rod boat ramp about 1klm down ramblers rod you will see the yellow markers



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