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Tweed Offshore Artificial Reef

Location: 7.5 km south-east of the Tweed Heads river entrance and approximately 2.5 km off the coast of Wommin Bay.
Depth: 25 metres
Deployment: October 2020
Coordinates: The Steel Fish Grotto centre piece is located at -28° 13.428' S, 153° 35.473' E
Reef type: Steel Fish Grotto (10 m high, 14 m diameter) surrounded by 32 concrete Arrowhead modules arranged in 8 clusters of 4 concrete modules.
Reef area: 7 hectares

Anticipated fish species: Spanish and Spotted Mackerel, Cobia, Yellowtail Kingfish, Amberjack, Samsonfish, Mulloway, Pearl Perch, Snapper and various bait species

Other: The Tweed offshore artificial reef is the State’s most northern reef complex and is likely to be influenced by subtropical species endemic to Queensland waters. For further information please visit our user guidelines - offshore artificial reefs.


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If you require further information, please call 0457 664 062 or email: fisheries.enhancement@dpi.nsw.gov.au