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State installs 23 artificial reefs in New Orleans' City Park

10 months 1 week 6 days ago Friday, May 04 2018 May 4, 2018 May 04, 2018 8:23 AM May 04, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Waterways in New Orleans' City Park now have 23 artificial reefs to provide cover for fish and more opportunities for anglers.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says they're made of PVC pipe that otherwise would have wound up in a landfill, and bass and crappie (CROP-pee) could begin using them by the middle of next week.

A news release Wednesday said volunteers from the Marriott Hotel chain helped build the reefs, and volunteers from Atmos Energy and the Ritz Carlton helped install them in late April. Atmos and Entergy provided scrap gas pipe, and City Park provided other project materials.

Coordinates for the reefs are available on the department's website.

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