Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Friday, November 2, 2012
Officials take closer look at artificial reefs
If research is main focus, fishing will be prohibited

Millions of dollars -- some coming from local taxpayers -- have been spent on intentionally sinking artificial reefs off the Florida Keys.

However, there has been debate about the benefits of artificial reefs and whether they create their own mini-ecosystem or take fish and other marine life away from the natural coral reef. Even National Marine Sanctuaries officials, who...

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