Finally some good news.

Mahigeer

Well-Known Member
#1
Years ago as Southern California representative of United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) I attended a meeting regarding building new habitat for fish as part of Montrose settlement.
First they wanted to build it close to Cabrillo pier, in San Pedro. When the divers were able to push a ½”X10’ PVC all the way in the sand by hand easily, it was decided that the bottom was too soft.
Then they talked about the Veteran’s pier in Long Beach. I did not hear from them again regarding any progress.
However, today I received this email from NOAA.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feat...-reef-habitat-built-southern-california-coast

It has taken a long time, but it is done.
The interesting side note is that I was told these reefs are being built using rocks from Catalina island
I hope there is an island left, when they are done.
 

Makairaa

Active Member
#2
Years ago as Southern California representative of United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) I attended a meeting regarding building new habitat for fish as part of Montrose settlement.
First they wanted to build it close to Cabrillo pier, in San Pedro. When the divers were able to push a ½”X10’ PVC all the way in the sand by hand easily, it was decided that the bottom was too soft.
Then they talked about the Veteran’s pier in Long Beach. I did not hear from them again regarding any progress.
However, today I received this email from NOAA.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feat...-reef-habitat-built-southern-california-coast

It has taken a long time, but it is done.
The interesting side note is that I was told these reefs are being built using rocks from Catalina island
I hope there is an island left, when they are done.
Probably was catalina rock. The rock in almost every jetty and breakwall in socal came from the east end quarry. Another 50 years of digging and they can build a second town there.
 

Mahigeer

Well-Known Member
#3
It is just seeming funny to me that they get it from a small island instead of the huge mainland.

There is good Opaleye fishing by the rock quarry on the island.
 

Makairaa

Active Member
#4
It is just seeming funny to me that they get it from a small island instead of the huge mainland.

There is good Opaleye fishing by the rock quarry on the island.
It is, but logistically it is far easier and cheaper. They pull the barge right up to the island and fill it. Then tow it to where it needs to go and dump it. No trucks from the quarry to a harbor and then loading it on a barge to go dump. Plus you do not get the environmental complaints of an open pit mine on a relatively uninhabited island unlike the coast.