The NSW Nationals in the state government are calling on the public to have their say on the location of the next Offshore Artificial Reef.
There are already eight such reefs off the NSW coastline, from Tweed in the north to Merimbula in the south.
NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall opened public Expressions of Interest for the locations of new Offshore Artificial Reefs.
“Offshore Artificial Reefs are remarkable; once they become established, they create a vibrant home which is truly an underwater oasis for marine life,” Mr Marshall said.
“Schools of sportfish swarm and dart around these reefs, giving keen anglers a great place to drop a bait and greatly enhancing local fishing and tourism opportunities.
“We know NSW has some of the best fishing spots in the country so we’re looking forward to fishos’ suggestions over the next two months.
“If your local is the best place to wet a line and land a trophy catch then let us know. Fishing clubs, organisations and the broader recreational fishing community are all invited to nominate.”
People wishing to nominate locations for the next Offshore Artificial Reef should complete a survey at dpi.nsw.gov.au before June 17.