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CCA expands Redfish Pointe II Artificial Reef


will be dispersed and will cover between three to four additional acres. “Building onto this reef will bol- ster the preservation of the abundant fisheries of Vermilion Bay,” said CCA Louisiana’s Conservation and Habitat Chairman John Walther. “It will pro- vide the habitat for larger vertebrates and contribute to overall ecosystem productivity.” CCA Louisiana along with


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N NOVEMBER, construc- tion began on an expansion to Redfish Pointe II Artificial Reef in the western part of Vermilion Bay.


The original installation of the one-


acre Redfish Pointe II Reef, which occurred in the fall of 2006, has become a favorite fishing destination for thou- sands of anglers. To create the new reef, roughly 4,000 tons of 4-inch limestone


Chevron, DLS Energy and the Louisi - ana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries partnered on this project. “Having grown up on the Gulf Coast and as a sport fisherman, I understand the importance of con- servation and sustainable fisheries,” said Chevron Gulf of Mexico Vice President Mike Illanne. “Chevron’s core values also include protecting the environment and ecological sys- tems. We’re proud to support CCA


Louisi ana in their mission to con- serve our state’s marine resources.” The Redfish Pointe II enhance- ment is the 17th reef of its kind to be built by CCA Louisiana since 2004; the organization hopes to construct additional reefs along the Louisiana coast in the future. “There are a lot of moving parts


on a project like this, and it is so sat- isfying to see it come together,” said David Cresson, executive director of CCA Louisiana. “Our partners in this project are incredibly dedicated to preserving the habitat at this site, and because of that, we are out here building this reef.”


Marker buoys will be placed on the site so that anglers can locate the reefs. The location of the new addi- tion will be at GPS coordinates 29° 40’ 37.020” N, 92° 07’ 04.980” W.


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