Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop

February 22, 2017 – UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County, Crestview, Florida

Participants at the Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop. Crest view, FL. Feb 22, 2017.

FWC NRDA Project Update presented by Alex Fogg

Goliath Grouper and Artificial Reefs: Opportunities for Citizen Science presented by Angela Collins

(technical note: There is a 3 minute loss of audio during this presentation from 8:24 – 11:24)

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Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop

The Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop was held on November 1, 2016 at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center in West Palm Beach, FL. The agenda included speakers from FWC, University of Florida, Broward County, USCG, FDEP, Florida Sea Grant, South Florida Diving, and Palm Beach County Reef Research Team. In the afternoon, there was a facilitated discussion with County Artificial Reef Coordinators. The entire day was recorded, archived, and can be viewed below. Presentations from the speakers can also be viewed and downloaded below.

Participants of the 2016 Southeast Florida Artificial Reef Workshop. Photo by Holly Abeels, FSG.


2nd Session:

3rd Session: with County Program Updates and Discussion are available at:

Agenda and Presentations

Florida and Regional Artificial Reef Updates by Keith Mille, FWC

Legal Perspective of Conceptual Permitting for Large Development Projects by Adrian Mahoney, University of Florida

State of Artificial Reefs as Mitigation by Pat Quinn, Broward County

Ship Deployment Expectations of U.S. Coast Guard by Benjamin Colbert, USCG

FDEP Artificial Reef Permitting by Gregory Vazquez, FL Department of Environmental Protection

Goliath Grouper Preferences for Artificial Reefs by Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant

Diving Industry Perspective by Jeff Torode, South Florida Diving

Long Term Monitoring and Citizen Science by Janet Phipps, Palm Beach County Reef Research Team