Buswell: New Artificial Reef for Mandurah (Australia)

A new state-of-the-art artificial reef is now on the horizon for recreational fishers in the Mandurah region, as one of the major new projects to be supported in the latest round of the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund (RFIF) grants program.

Fisheries Minister Troy Buswell said the artificial reef project would draw on the benefits and knowledge from the recently installed artificial reefs now in place off the Busselton and Bunbury coasts.

This new project will extend the State Government’s current scientific artificial reefs trial under way in the South-West,” Mr Buswell said.

This reef will provide quality recreational fishing within easy access of existing boat ramps, and work to increase fish stocks to assist in the sustainable management of Western Australia’s fish resource.

The Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club and Port Bouvard Fishing Club have been working with Recfishwest on a proposal for a reef in the Dawesville to Mandurah area and the local fishing community will be directly involved in the project.

In this year’s RFIF, $430,000 has been allocated to the new artificial reef project.

Press Release, September 30, 2013

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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