Artificial reef project targets snapper population

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – A large-scale artificial reefing project to substantially boost the local red snapper population is making strides.

The project has received additional backing from the Coastal Conservation Association Texas and CCA’s national habitat program, Building Conservation Trust.

The Rio Grande Valley Reef project, which will eventually cover 1,650 acres in Texas state waters roughly 14 nautical miles north of the South Padre Island jetties and 8 miles offshore, received $55,000 for 2017 in addition to $200,000 CCA and BCT have already put into the project.

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