USA: Mayor, Council Members Participate in Jim Caudle Reef Update

Mayor Marilyn Hatley and the members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council participated in an update on the status of the Jim Caudle Reef (PA-01), which is located about 2.5 nautical miles from the south jetty of Little River and lies under about 30 feet of water. The event was hosted by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Spearheaded by North Myrtle Beach businessman Ron McManus and his wife, Kathy, the artificial reef project began in 2003. The reef has grown to include about 800,000 cubic feet of materials— including specially made concrete cones, the dredge Orion, close to 100 outmoded armored personnel carriers, a concrete mixer, a tanker trailer, hundreds of tons of concrete rubble, and more.

The Jim Caudle Reef is an inshore artificial reef, which means that it is accessible by small and large boats. It is the most visited artificial reef in South Carolina.

L-R: North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce President Marc Jordan, Jim Caudle Reef Foundation President & Founder Ron McManus, North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley. South Carolina currently has 45 artificial reefs that, through fishing and other activities, generate more than $85 million for the South Carolina economy annually.

An artificial reef is accomplished by placing suitable long-lived, stable and environmentally safe materials (usually steel or concrete) on a selected area of ocean bottom in order to create fish habitat. Once the material is in place, it acts in the same way that naturally occurring rock outcroppings do in providing the hard substrate necessary for the basic formation of a livebottom reef community.

When properly constructed, artificial reefs provide fish habitat that is as productive as naturally occurring reefs, limited only by the lifespan of the materials utilized in construction. The ocean floor off North Myrtle Beach is relatively flat and does not offer many rock outcroppings. The creation of the Jim Caudle Reef introduced a thriving inshore habitat for many species of fish.

Speakers at the event included North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce President Marc Jordan; North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley; Jim Caudle Reef Foundation President Ron McManus; and representatives from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the South Carolina National Guard, and Coastal Carolina University’s Marine Science Division.

Press Release, October 18, 2013

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Feb 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply