25,488 cinderblocks to add 200 acres to RGV Reef’s nursery, which is the first industrial scale nursery reef in the Gulf, and maybe the first in the world. Special thanks to CCA Texas for funding about half the deployment.
The summer 2017’s nursery deployment overwintered a quarter of a million baby snapper, 97% of which would’ve died out on the flat. This is how we put fish back the Gulf.
The two and three-year-olds out of that group grew to 16 inches and were the small keeper snapper everybody caught through summer of ‘18 to now.
More money means more habitat means more fish, we could sure use help applying for grant funds from family foundations and corporations, or working the City of SPI’s Economic Development Corporation and the Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. Spreading the word to potential donors has been effective too.
Thanks, Friends of RGV Reef.
Friends of Rio Grande Valley Reef is dedicated to assisting on permitting and funding an artificial reef north of the South Padre Island jetties in State waters. Read more…