The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) lobby remains open during the COVID-19 emergency as of 3/20/2020.  Lobby hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online, phone and email services are still operational. Staff is working remotely and will continue to perform application/document reviews, on-line meetings, field inspections and investigations.

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Artificial Reef Program

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sea starArtificial reefs provide hard-bottom substrate to increase biological diversity and productivity, and enhance recreational fishing opportunities in Tampa Bay.  We have deployed over 50,000 tons of material across eight reefs since 1986.   

Map of Artificial Reefs

Zoom into the map below to see reef locations for Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pinellas Counties. Pop ups show the types of materials at each location.


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Catch Information

We want to see your catch!  Catch information can be reported to us from a computer or mobile device.  Your data helps us monitor Tampa Bay for changes, evaluate the functional level of the reefs, and make sound management decisions. Your personal information will not be shared in any way.

See what hides below the surface at TBArtReefs on YouTube!

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We frequently speak to fishing clubs, schools, and many other civic groups in the Tampa Bay area. To request a speaker use the Speaker Request Form.


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