Artificial Reef

Inshore Reefs

Mississippi’s 67 inshore artificial reefs are comprised of several different types of material for development including crushed concrete, limestone, and oyster shell. The development of these reefs has diversified habitat and increased high quality fishing sites which has proven in the past to support a great ecosystem for Mississippi's inshore reefs. These artificial reefs provide the preponderance of both vertical relief and hard substrate for a variety of fish and invertebrate species. inshore-reefs-top-photo


Map of Inshore Reefs download links (click to view or right-click to download):

[Download JPG (small)] 519 x 346 | 110 KB JPG

[Download JPG (medium)] 1500 x 1000 | 866 KB JPG

[Download JPG (large)] 3000 x 1999 | 2.11 MB JPG

[Download PDF] 1.66 MB PDF for printing



Artificial Reef Interim
Bureau Director

Mike Brainard

Contact Mike Brainard
Office: 228-523-4057








Photo Gallery:
Reef Deployments (coming soon)
Sidescan images (coming soon)

Artificial Reef Downloads:
Artificial Reef Plan
Google Earth

Inshore Reefs:
Google Earth KMZ file
Map of Inshore Reefs
Lat/Lon Coordinates

Offshore Reefs:
Google Earth KMZ file (coming soon)
Map of Offshore Reefs
Lat/Lon Coordinates
Mapping Project with 3D images

Rigs to Reefs:
Act of Donation and Title Transfer Form
Map of Rigs to Reefs Sites
Lat/Lon Coordinates
Mapping Project with 3D images