Habitat Restoration

Gearing Up Planning for The CCA Phoenix Reef


Have you heard about the CCA Phoenix Reef? It’s in Charlotte County, located at approximately 26° 45.582’, -82° 28.443’ and it’s one of several artificial reefs in the state that we’re proud to have led the efforts to create.

The CCA Florida Charlotte Chapter worked with Lee County, Manhattan Road and Bridge, Ingman Marine and Coastal Precast for two and a half years planning a new artificial reef 12 miles offshore of Boca Grande Pass and 10 miles out of Gasparilla Pass in approximately 50 feet of water. The first of many deployments occurred on Friday, November 30, 2018.

The second deployment of the CCA Phoenix Reef is scheduled for spring 2020. CCA Florida is seeking local funding to make this deployment happen.  Learn how you can help and make an impact.


Read a feature on the reef from Construction Equipment Guide.

Artificial reefs create benefits to both marine life and the state economy. They enhance private recreational and charter fishing and diving opportunities, provide an economic benefit to local coastal communities, increase reef fish habitat, facilitate reef related research and much more.

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