PROJECT CASE STUDY

Coastal Conservation
Association of
North Carolina

Natrx partnered with CCA NC and NC DMF to deploy a Dry Formed™ artificial reef, custom designed for local conditions, to provide new habitat for fish and other marine life. The joint effort represents a milestone in the use of adaptive infrastructure technology and promises an economic boost for the Beaufort County, NC community.

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Where: Bayview, North Carolina

When: May 2022

PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Partners: Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
Project: New Marine Habitat Creation
Industry: Community Partnership 

PROJECT GOALS

  • Improve biological productivity

  • Establish a reproduction reservoir which can revitalize an entire ecosystem

  • Enhance health and viability of fish stocks

  • Provide an economic boost to the community through increased recreational fishing

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INSTALLATION OF NATRX EXOFORMS™ 

PROJECT OUTCOMES 

  • Reef site encompasses 1.8 underwater acres

  • Reef includes 100 Natrx ExoForms™, each a
    3 foot cube weighing 1,850 pounds

  • ExoForms installed 10 feet apart in rows, with 40 feet between rows, to allow multiple boats to fish the reef without crowding

  • Structures provide habitat for regionally important fish species such as Striped Bass and Speckled Trout

  • Fish immediately attracted to the new reef structures indicating rapid adaptation

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FISH IMMEDIATELY OBSERVED AT THE NEW REEF

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