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Mississippi Artificial Reef Habitat Project

Implementing Organization

State of Mississippi


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources


Project Description

The Mississippi Artificial Reef Habitat project deployed 29,000 cubic yards of cultch material (limestone) on 47 nearshore artificial reefs in the marine waters of Mississippi. This project provided valuable habitat for small crustaceans and mollusks, as well as juvenile shrimp, crab and oysters by restoring nearshore artificial reefs. A final close-out report, which includes a map of the restored artificial reefs, has been completed and is available under the Documents Section.


Chris Wells
(601) 961-5545
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