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Artificial reef off Brunswick coast hopes to stimulate fish populations

Building new homes for fish - one reef at a time. The Long Bay Artificial Reef Association is working to establish a new reef in Brunswick County to help boost the fishing industry.

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Really????? Are you serious??

Hi, I am an Oak Island permanet resident and I am not so sure I love this idea. I swim in our ocean sometimes but I can not stand the thought of sharks, jellyfish or any hazordous type of sea creature. I believe that if our town puts this reef in.... won't it attract these sea animals closer to shore? Therefore that would make me not to want to swim in the ocean and it will make it dangerous to swim. Another reason if we put this "reef" in it will attract numerous amounts of sea creatures, so when our boats go out there to fish, will they kill some of the animals? I mean don't get me wrong I do find this thought blissful... sorta. I hope before we make a permanet decision I hope the mayor, Mr. Vereen, will think about it and so will the town. So I ask please don't just think "Oh, this will make more people want to come here!" Think of what will really happen??? Thank you! Hayley Lantrip

Artificial Reef

I found Mr Lantrip's comments very interesting. I believe if he has such a problem with "sea creatures" and other marine inhabitants he should stay out of the water. He has obviously never seen the large sharks that follow the Shrimp Boats. Building another reef site off our Island is a win-win for everyone. Thanks LBARA. John Lester