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May 2016 PDF
During this period there were 2 monitoring trips made and one carpet fad deployed. On February 21, a carpet fad was deployed on the 110303A Culvert Pile and a monitoring dive was conducted on the Barataria Bay Pogie Boat in FH-13. On May 7, a dive was made on FAD1 and on the Barataria Bay Pogie Boat, both in FH-13.

November 2015 PDF
During this period there was 1 reef trip to deploy FADs in FH-13 on the Mike Jenner Tug and the Barataria Bay Pogie Boat. On October 30, a carpet FAD was deployed on the Mike Jenner Tug and 15 Noodle FADs were deployed on the Barataria Bay Pogie Boat.

October 2015 PDF
During this period there was 1 construction trip and 1 reef monitoring trip. On August 18, Culverts were deployed in FH-2. On September 5, a visit was made to the Barataria Bay Pogie Boat and FAD1 in FH-13. An American Flag was deployed on the Barataria Bay and the carpet FAD was replaced on top of FAD1 after the carpet was discovered deteriorated completely.

August 2015 PDF
During this period there were 6 construction trips (one unsuccessful) and 1 reef monitoring trip. On July 13, Culverts were deployed on FH-2 and a dive was made on the St. Elmo. On July 17, Culverts were deployed in FH-1. On July 23, Culverts were deployed in FH-13 and a dive was made on the Southern Star. On July 25, a dive was made on Barge A in FH-1. On July 29, Culverts were deployed in FH-13 and dives were made on the Barataria Bay & the Southern Star. On August 4, an attempt was made to deploy Culverts in FH-1, but the contractor ran the Barge aground at Horn Island and never made it to the site. Carpet FAD 3e was deployed on open bottom on top of a public marked GPS obstruction about 3 miles past Horn Island. On August 8, a monitoring trip was made to FH-2 and dives were made on the 060424 Capt Kevin 433F2 and 081002 Reef Balls 489F2. Also, carpet FADs 3f, 3g, and 3h were deployed on Culverts 150713a. On August 11, Culverts were deployed in FH-1. All material was deployed within the 9 mile State water boundaries and 2 reef sites were created with each barge load for a total of 10 new reef sites.

July 2015 PDF
During this period there was one FAD Deployment/Reef Monitoring Trip. On July 4, a trip was made to deploy 4 newly constructed FAD designs in FH-13 designated as FAD3a, FAD3b, FAD3c, and FAD3d. FAD3a was deployed on the Southern Star Shrimp Boat. FAD3b was deployed on nearby FAD1. FAD3c and FAD3d were deployed on the newly deployed Barataria Bay Pogey Boat. This report also covers some work from last months report that was omitted due to time constraints. Namely, a visit to the Mike Jenner Tug Boat in FH-13 on June 10, visits to FAD1 in FH-13 on March 8 & June 10, and a visit/repair trip to FAD2 in FH-7 on May 29 and June 1.

June 2015 PDF
During this period there was 1 construction trip and 3 reef surveys. On June 10, the Barataria Bay Pogey Boat was deployed in FH-13. On March 8, an inspection dive was made on FAD1 in FH-13. On April 24, Pyramids 130926B were visited in FH-13. On May 29, the Jumbo Barge in FH-7 was visited and it was discovered that FAD2 had sunk to the bottom. On June 1, a trip was made to FH-7 to repair FAD2.

February 2015 PDF
During this period there were two trips to FAD2 on the Jumbo Barge in FH-7. During the October 29 deployment, a leak was noticed and it was feared that there may be a failure. On November 29 an attempt was made to visit the unit, but poor conditions resulted in failing to locate it. On February 7, another attempt was made that successfully located the unit and found it still functional.

November 2014 HTML    November 2014 PDF
During this period there was one trip to deploy FAD2 on the Jumbo Barge in FH-7 on October 29. On the way, a dive was made on FAD1 in FH-13 to observe the progress of that FAD.

October 2014 HTML    October 2014 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip and one construction trip. On September 17, 2014, a trip was made to FH-13 to deploy a barge load of Juvenile Reef Fish Habitat Cages around Pyramids 547F13 and 548F13 deployed on Sept 25, 2013.The purpose of these cages is for the recruitment of zero year class reef fish. The material was supplied and deployed by the DMR using the MGFB permitted reef site FH-13. On Oct 5 a trip was made to the Capt Le to assess her final resting conditions after being repositioned to allow 50 feet of water clearance. Following that, a visit was made to FAD1 which was tied to the 070306F Pyramids in FH-13 on August 10. Visits were made on August 10, 23, Sept 6, and now Oct 5.

September 2014 HTML    September 2014 PDF
During this period there were two reef monitoring trips. On August 31, 2014, a trip was made to FH-2 and monitoring was performed on the St. Elmo, the Marguerite Culverts, and the Captain Kevin. On September 6, a visit was made to the Capt Le, a 74' Steel Hull Shrimp Boat that was rammed by the 130' supply boat Gloria May and sunk within the boundaries of FH-13. After that venture, an update check was made on FAD1 and then an effort was made to locate the NASA BRT which appears to be heavily damaged. Finally a monitoring dive was made on the Mike Jenner Reef.

August 2014 HTML    August 2014 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip. On August 10 a trip was made to FH-13 to deploy a new FAD design on a Pyramid. Visits were also made to the Southern Star Shrimp Boat, the Tuan Phong Shrimp Boat, and the Borries Culverts. We were pleasantly surprised with better visibility than has been normal.

June 2014 HTML    June 2014 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip. On May 24 a trip was made to the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat in FH-13, Platform MO992A, and FH-10 Bay Balls and CableOne Antenna Debris. Comparisons were made between wrecks, oil platforms, and inland reefs in the Sound. The gap in the reporting period was due to having to replace a boat engine and foul winter weather.

March 2014 HTML    March 2014 PDF
During this period there were two reef monitoring trips. On February 16, a trip was made to FH-7 with a dive conducted on the Jumbo Barge. Visibility was less than 5 feet and severely hampered efforts. On March 8, a trip was made to FH-13 but poor visibility limited the efforts to a single dive on the Mike Jenner Tug Boat.

February 2014 HTML    February 2014 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip. On January 12, a trip was made to FH-13 but poor visibility limited the efforts to a single dive on the Mike Jenner Tug Boat.

November 2013 HTML    November 2013 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip. On October 12, a trip was made to FH-13 and dives were made on several 2011 Culvert deployments - 110303B , 110311B, 110315A, as well as the Tiger Shark Shrimp Boat. These Culverts were chosen because historically, surveys have shown that artificial reefs experience peak production at 2-3 years of age, An attempt was also made to dive the BRT (Big Round Thing from NASA), but it was not located.

October 2013 HTML    October 2013 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip and one construction/reef monitoring trip. On September 25, the DMR contracted with Walter Marine and deployed 26 Limestone Pyramids in FH-13 split between two locations. Following the deployment, dives were conducted on the new material as well as on the 070306B Pyramids deployed in FH-13 on March 6, 2007. Dives were also made on the Four Boys and Captain Kevin Shrimp Boats and the 110303B Culverts. On September 29, a dive trip was made to FH-2 on the 110318B Culverts, the St. Elmo, and a deployment of Reef Balls.

September 2013 HTML    September 2013 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip conducted on September 1, 2013. In response to a letter by NOAA cartographer Lance Roddy, visits were made to the Gulf States Barge in FH-4 (262F4-020324F4) http://youtu.be/bC69aLDsA3w, Rubble 10 in FH-12 (172F12-960909F12), and the Southern Star Shrimp Boat in FH-13 (526F13-100331A) http://youtu.be/RkgGQsBru18. Water clearances and material identifications were obtained to compare with reported violations of authorized clearances.

August 2013 HTML    August 2013 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip on August 2 to the Jumbo Barge in FH-7. http://youtu.be/Y7V2-9grE7o

July 2013 HTML    July 2013 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip on June 21 to the Kay Eckstein and Mike Jenner Tug Boats in FH-13. Water conditions were poor on the Eckstein, but fair on the wheelhouse of the Mike Jenner. Click here for the Gallery

June 2013 HTML    June 2013 PDF
During this period there was a trip on June 2 to document Idle Iron Rig VK203A, and a trip on June 8 to FH-13 for reef monitoring. The heavy utilization of the reefs limited the work to the 070306F Limestone Pyramids. The conditions were poor.

May 2013 HTML    May 2013 PDF
During this period there were 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On April 27, 2013, a dive monitoring trip was made to assess the Jumbo Barge and Grantee Tug in FH-7. On May 8, a trip was made to FH-13 to try out the new Camera System. The first dive on the Mike Jenner Tug Boat showed extremely poor visibility top to bottom which rendered observations fruitless but considering the conditions, the Camera test went well.

April 2013 HTML    April 2013 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On March 17, 2013, a dive monitoring trip was made to assess the Mike Jenner Tug Boat and the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat, both inside southern FH-13. The dedication plaque that was secured to the bow railing on November 10 had succumbed to Marine Fouling and was retrieved for analysis and possible replacement. Visibility was excellent on the Mike Jenner, but poor on the Wicomico located less than 3/4 of a mile away. Red Snapper were abundant on most of the FH-13 reefs, but a bit weaker on the Mike Jenner denoting some heavier use.

January 2013 HTML    January 2013 PDF
During this period there were 3 dive trips made. On October 24, a trip was made to retrieve the EVA chemical testing plates and ship them to Uconn for analysis. On November 10, a trip was made to deploy the Mike Jenner Reef dedication plaque in FH-13. On December 8, a trip was made to the Southern Star Shrimp Boat in FH-13.

October 2012 HTML    October 2012 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Construction Trip, 1 Reef Monitoring Trip combined with a chemical testing deployment Trip in FH-14, and a trip to retrieve the testing plates and deploy new ones in FH-2. On September 18, a construction trip was made to deploy Cableone Antennae scraps and small rubble in FH-10. On September 22, the EVA chemical testing cage was deployed in FH-14. Dive monitoring was conducted on the My Wife II (090109/492F14) in FH-14, the Shallow Liberty Ship Hull (780101/110F3) in FH-3, the St. Elmo (081011b/491F2) in FH-2, and the newly renamed Mike Jenner Reef (060624/435F13) in FH-13. On October 9, the EVA plates were retrieved from FH-14 and new plates were deployed in FH-2 on the Colle Tug Boat (950809/147F2).

September 2012 HTML    September 2012 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On August 25, a dive monitoring trip was made to assess reefs in FH-2. Visits were made to the Colle Tug Boat (950809/147F2), the Corps Barge (011114/259F2), the Marguerite Culverts (090930/508F2), and the Bill Walker Pogey Boat (60F2).

August 2012 HTML    August 2012 PDF
During this period there were 4 Reef Monitoring Trips. On July 4, a dive monitoring trip was made to the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat (091124/517F13) and the Gerald Corcoran Tug Boat ( 060624/435F13) in FH-13. On July 14, a dive monitoring trip was made to the Fireboat (070308/468F2), the Reef Balls (081002b/489F2), the Captain Kevin (060424/433F2), and the St. Elmo (081011b/491F2) in FH-2. On July 16, video was taken of the NASA BRT (111026/545F13) in FH-13. On August 5, a dive monitoring trip was made to Barge-A (840701/21F1), the Ole Faithful Shrimp Boat (100428/534F1), and the Casino Magic Barge (021119/324F1) in FH-1.

June 2012 HTML    June 2012 PDF
During this period there were 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On May 5, a dive monitoring trip was made to the Southern Star (100331A/526F13) in FH-13 and to the Jumbo Barge (560701/125/F7) in FH-7. On May 27, a dive monitoring trip was conducted on the Rowan Crew Quarters (931101/133F7) and Jumbo Barge (860701/125F7) in FH-7. A water quality sampling trip was scheduled for June 9 with the GCRL, but weather conditions caused it to be aborted. A new date is still pending.

April 2012 HTML    April 2012 PDF
During this period there were 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On March 17, a dive monitoring trip was made to the 091124 Great Wicomico Pogey Boat 517F13 in FH-13 (29°59.527'N / 88°30.610'W). On April 1, a dive monitoring trip was made to the 031125 Gwen Tide Reef 417F13 (29°59.560'N / 88°31.870'W), the 060624 Gerald C. Corcoran Reef 435F13 (29°59.527'N / 88°30.610'W), the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat.

February 2012 HTML    February 2012 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On February 4, a dive monitoring trip was made to the recently deployed 111026 NASA BRT 545F13 and also the 091124 Great Wicomico Pogey Boat 517F13 in FH-13.

January 2012 HTML    January 2012 PDF
During this period there were 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On November 12, a dive monitoring trip was made to the Gerald Corcoran Reef in FH-13. On December 31, a dive monitoring trip was made to the Jumbo Barge in FH-7.

November 2011 HTML    November 2011 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip and 1 Construction Trip. On October 23, a dive monitoring trip was made to the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat in FH-13. On October 26, the NASA BRT Reef 545F13 was deployed in FH-13.

October 2011 HTML    October 2011 PDF
During this period there were 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On September 17, a trip was made to visit the Gerald Corcoran (Linda Susan) and the Southern Star Shrimp Boat. On September 24, some incidental video & pictures were taken on the Gerald Corocran and the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat.

August 2011 HTML    August 2011 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On August 6, a trip was made to visit the Gerald Corcoran (Linda Susan), the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat, and the Tiger Shark in FH-13. In addition, Rig VK68, the V-Rig Air Force Tower, and the Fox Tug were visited to the South and East of FH-13 to compare water quality and reef life with FH-13. There has been talk of acquiring a permitted Reef Site in this direction.

July 2011 HTML    July 2011 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On July 2 a trip was made to visit the Southern Star Shrimp Boat and the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat in FH-13.

June 2011 HTML    June 2011 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On June 4 a trip was made to visit the Southern Star and Joe Curtis-Mary Landry (4-Boys) Shrimp Boats in FH-13.

May 2011 HTML    May 2011 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On May 7 a trip was made to FH-2 and FH-13. It was hoped to beat the nasty flood waters of the Flooding Mississippi River, but it appears that did not happen. Visibility rendered efforts almost fruitless with poor water on both the surface and bottom. There was a small window of workable water which allowed some observations on the Gerald Corcoran (Linda Susan), but only upper mid-water fish could be observed on the other structures.

April 2011 HTML    April 2011 PDF
During this period there were 5 Construction Trips and 3 Reef Monitoring Trips. On March 3, 2011 there were 754 tons of concrete Catch Basins and Man Holes deployed in FH-13. On March 11, Culverts were deployed in FH-13 and a 40' Oyster Boat was deployed in FH-14 by Mitchell Marine. On March 15, Culverts were deployed in FH-13. On March 18, Culverts were deployed in FH-2. On March 25, Culverts were deployed on the Casino Magic Barge in FH-1. On March 19, Dives were made on the Gerald Corcoran (Linda Susan) and the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat in FH-13. Dives were attempted on March 22 to the Casino Magic Barge in FH-1 and on April 2 to FH-13, but both were greeted with very poor visibility which rendered efforts fruitless.

December 2010 HTML    December 2010 PDF
Barge A and it’s Reef Balls in FH-1 (30°03.605'N / 88°36.636'W) was first visited to compare it with Frank Taylor Reef (previously the Lucky Jimmy 30°02.886'N / 88°45.483'W) in FH-12. Frank Taylor Reef is 7.5nm at 265° from Barge A in FH-1. The visit showed the FH-1 reef to be holding much more game fish. Frank Taylor Reef was holding smaller Spadefish and very small juvenile red snapper as well as a single Cobia. The reef itself was not encrusted as much as FH-1, seemed to have more silt, and no sea urchins were observed indicating poor water quality. The Vessel was sinking into the mud and the water conditions were much poorer with low visibility.

November 2010 HTML    November 2010 PDF
During this period there were 4 Reef Monitoring Trips and no Construction Trips. On August 25 a trip was made to the Gerald Corcoran in FH-13. On September 11, a trip was made to FH-13 visiting the Gerald Corcoran (Linda Susan), the Great Wicomico, the 070308a Pyramids, and the Southern Star. On October 9, a visit was made to FH-7 and dives made on the Rowan and the Jumbo Barge. On October 17, a trip was made to FH-13 visiting the Tiger Shark, the Gerald Corcoran, the Great Wicomico, and the Southern Star.

June 2010 HTML    June 2010 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Construction Trip. On May 22, a Dive Survey was conducted to the “A-Barge” in FH-1 and also to the St. Elmo Shrimp Boat in FH-2. This was the first visit to the Reef Balls on the A-Barge Deck. This was also the first video & picture footage using my new Canon T1i & Ikelite Housing.

May 2010 HTML    May 2010 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Construction Trip and 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On April 28, the Shrimp Boat “Ole Faithful” was deployed in FH-1. On May 5, a Dive Survey was conducted on the “Great Wicomoco” Pogey Boat in FH-13. Following the dive, the journey continued out to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Site to evaluate the danger of the spill to our coastal areas. Those findings are covered under a separate report (Links on the website http://mgfb.org). Also coordinates have been relayed here from the DMR on Bay Balls that were deployed last month by them.

April 2010 HTML    April 2010 PDF
During this period there were 2 Reef Construction Trips and 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On January 18 and February 20, attempts were made to dive the Great Wicomico Reef in FH-13 but was met with extremely poor visibility rendering the efforts fruitless. On March 30, 56 Bay Balls were deployed in FH-10 and 224 Bay Balls were deployed in FH-9/11. On March 31, the 80' Shrimp Boat “Southern Star” was deployed in FH-13. While that deployment was going on, more Bay Balls were scheduled to be deployed in FH-9/11, FH-8, and at Cat Island. A separate report on that activity should be covered by the DMR (Mississippi Department of Marine Resources). Please note that Loran C navigation beacons were turned off on February 8, 2010 so those coordinates will no longer be provided on reports.

January 2010 HTML    January 2010 PDF
During this period there were 2 Reef Construction Trips and 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On November 13, the Matthews Barge was deployed in FH-12. Following that deployment, Lark Reef was created in FH-1 utilizing 3 Larks along with Culverts and Metal Buildings. On November 24, the Great Wicomico Pogey Boat was deployed in FH-13. On November 14, a Reef Monitoring Trip was attempted to FH-13, but water visibility was extremely poor due to recent winds, so the efforts were fruitless.

November 2009 HTML    November 2009 PDF
During this period there were 3 Construction Trips and no Reef Monitoring Trips. On October 12, Culverts were deployed near the Fireboat in FH-2. On October 14, Culverts were deployed in FH-1 near Barge B. On October 30, Culverts were deployed inside Ship Island on FH-9.

October 2009 HTML    October 2009 PDF
During this period there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip and 9 Construction Trips. On September 20, a Dive Trip was made to FH-13 and FH-2 where dives were conducted on the Joe Curtis-Mary Landry Reef, the 070306B Pyramids, the Captain Kevin, the St. Elmo and FH-2 Reef Balls. Culverts were deployed in FH-8 on September 16, in FH-9 on the 18th, at Cat Island on the 22nd, in FH-13 on the 24th, in FH-2 on the 30th, and in FH-13 on October 8. Reef Ball Deployment was attempted in FH-6 on the 23rd but was aborted due to high seas. Reef Balls were successfully deployed in FH-6 on the 25th and in FH-1 on October 6.

September 2009 HTML    September 2009 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip. On September 6, a Dive Trip was made to the Elsie M (081011a) in FH-1 and the Corps Barge (011114) in FH-2.

August 2009 HTML    August 2009 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip. On July 25, a Dive Trip was made to FH-7 to visit the Jumbo Barge and the Rowan Crew Quarters.

July 2009 HTML    July 2009 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip and one Vessel Deployment. On June 28, a Dive Trip was made to the St. John and Rubble 2C in FH-13. On July 9, 2009, the Shrimp Boat “Tiger Shark” was deployed in FH-13.

June 2009 HTML    June 2009 PDF
During this period there was one reef monitoring trip and two Vessel Deployments. On May 16, a Dive Trip was made to the Gerald Corcoran and Kay Eckstein Reefs in FH-13. On May 28, 2009, the Chevron Vessel was deployed in FH-3. On May 30, the Shrimp Boat “Lucky Jimmy” was deployed as the “Frank Taylor” Reef in FH-12.

May 2009 HTML    May 2009 PDF
During this period there were two reef monitoring trips. On February 27, a trip was made to Pyramid Cluster 070603B in FH-13, but poor visibility rendered the efforts fruitless. On May 2, the Shrimp Boat “St. Elmo” was visited in FH-2.

February 2009 HTML    February 2009 PDF
During this period there was one construction trip. On January 9, the Shrimp Boat “My Wife II” was deployed in FH-14.

November 2008 HTML    November 2008 PDF
During this period there was one construction trip and one dive monitoring trip. On October 11, the landing craft “Elsie M” was deployed in FH-1 and the Shrimp Boat “St. Elmo” was deployed in FH-2 . On October 26, a dive monitoring trip was attempted to Pyramids in FH-13 and FH-2, but extremely poor visibility rendered the trip fruitless.

October 2008 HTML    October 2008 PDF
During this period there were two dive monitoring trips and one construction trip. On September 28, 2008 a Dive Trip was made to the 070227E Pyramids in FH-2 and the Gerald Corcoran Reef in FH-13. On October 2, 150 Reef Balls were deployed in FH-1 and FH-2. On October 4, a Dive Trip was made to the Fireboat in FH-2 and the Joe Curtis-Mary Landry Reef in FH-13.

June 2008 HTML    June 2008 PDF
During this period there were two dive monitoring trips and one construction trip. On May 12, Culverts were deployed in FH-9 inside of Ship Island. On May 18 a dive trip was made to the 060911 FH-2 Culverts and the 060424 Capt. Kevin Reef in FH-2. On June 1, a dive trip was made to the 060930 and 060915 Culverts and the 070308 Fireboat in FH-2. Additional deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under separate reports.

May 2008 HTML    May 2008 PDF
During this period there were two dive monitoring trips and 4 construction trips conducted. On November 17 a trip was made to the Kay Eckstein and Gerald Corcoran (Linda Susan) reefs in FH-13, but poor visibility hampered efforts. On April 20 a trip was made to the Gerald Corcoran and Tuan Phong reefs in FH-13. The newly purchased Video Camera was used for the first time on this trip. Deployments of Culverts were made on April 23, April 25, April 30, and May 5 to FH-2, FH-1, FH-13 and FH-3, respectively. Additional deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under separate reports.

September 2007 HTML    September 2007 PDF
During this period there was one dive monitoring trip conducted to the Casino Magic Barge in FH-1 and the St. John and Tuan Phong reefs in FH-13 on August 18. Additional deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

August 2007 HTML    August 2007 PDF
During this period there was one dive monitoring trip conducted to the Casino Magic Barge in FH-1 and the Gerald C. Corcoran Reef in FH-13 on July 21. Additional deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

July 2007 HTML    July 2007 PDF
During this period there was one dive monitoring trip conducted to Barge-A in FH-1 on June 30. Additional deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

June 2007 HTML    June 2007 PDF
During this period there were 3 trips. On May 20, an attempt was made to replace the piling light at Keesler Reef. On June 6, the final 60 artificial reef pyramids were deployed in FH-13. On May 13, a dive monitoring trip was made to visit a pyramid deployment in FH-13. Additional deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

April 2007 HTML    April 2007 PDF
During this period there was one construction trip and one monitoring trip. On February 27, 60 artificial reef pyramids were deployed in FH-2 and FH-1. On March 18, a monitoring trip was made to the Captain Kevin in FH-2. Deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

November 2006 HTML    November 2006 PDF
During this period there was one monitoring trip made to the Kay Eckstein in FH-13 on October 29. Deployments and other activity may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

Oct06 HTML    Oct06 PDF     06June-Oct DMR PDF    05Aug-06June DMR PDF
Hurricane Katrina came thru on August 29, 2005 and accounts for the lack of reports and data for the period. Although this is the first report by primofish.com for MGFB during the period, there have been several vessels deployed. On April 24, 2006, the 48' Capt Kevin Cuevas (433F2) and 70' Joe Curtis-Mary Landry Reefs (previously the 4Boys, 434F13) were created in FH-2 and FH-13 respectively utilizing 2 hurricane damaged shrimp boats. Click Here for More Details. On June 24, 2006, a 145' River Tug Boat, the Gerald C. Corcoran Reef (previously the Linda Susan, 435F13), was deployed in FH-13. Click Here for Some Photos. On September 9, 2006, two more Shrimp Boats, the St. John and the Tuan Phong, were deployed in FH-13.These last two will be covered in this report as well as a Post Storm visit to the Gwen Tide. Historical information on these reefs was not obtained in time for this report but may be covered by the DMR under separate reports and may be included in a future report.

August 2005 HTML    August 2005 PDF      05August_DMR_PDF
During this period, there were 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On July 23, a trip was made to the Rowan and Von Rosenberg in FH-7. On August 7, a trip was made to the Gwen Tide and the Eckstein in FH-13 and the Northeast Barge in FH-2. Also some video was taken of the Miss Peggy in FH-2 on July 30. Spotter operations may be covered by the DMR (Department of Marine Resources) under a different report.

July 2005 HTML    July 2005 PDF
During this period, there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip. On June 30, a trip was made to the Kay Eckstein Tug in FH-13 and the Miss Peggy in FH-2. Spotter operations may be covered by the DMR (Department of Marine Resources) under a different report.

Sept 2004 thru June 2005 HTML    June 2005 PDF      June05_DMR_PDF
During this period, there were 6 Reef Monitoring Trips and another trip on February 10 to check Piling Light “B” off Round Island, which was found to be functional. On October 2, a trip was made to the DISH (Deer Island South Hampton) and the Abstract Barge. Another trip was made to the Abstract Barge on November 7. Trips were made to the Gwen Tide in FH-13 on March 5, April 3, and May 15. The Casino Magic Barge and the FH-1 A-Barge was visited on May 15. On May 19, dives were conducted on the Jackson County Barge, the 021108 Rubble, and searches were made for APCs in FH-2, but were negative. A dive was made on May 19 in FH-1 on what was thought to be an APC, but turned out to be a piece of Barge material. Spotter operations may be covered by the DMR (Department of Marine Resources) under a different report.

September 2004 HTML    September 2004 PDF      Jan05_DMR_PDF
During this period, there were 2 Reef Monitoring Trips. On August 22, a trip was made to the Abstract Barge in FH-13 and on September 4, a trip was made to Rubble 020703 (GCRL-NE) in FH-13. Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

August 2004 HTML    August 2004 PDF      August_DMR_PDF
During this period, there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip to the Abstract Barge in FH-13 and 2 construction trips to replace 3 lighted pilings at Pascagoula Front Beach, FH-10 Horn Island Middle Ground, and Keesler Reef off Deer Island. On July 24, video was taken of the Gwen Tide in FH-13. Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report.

July 2004 HTML    July 2004 PDF      July_DMR_PDF
During this period, there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip conducted by PRIMOFISH.COM. Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report. On July 3, video and observations were taken of the Casino Magic Barge and a nearby isolated APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) 316F1/APC9D.

June 2004 HTML    June 2004 PDF
During this period, there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip conducted by PRIMOFISH.COM. Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report. On June 5, video and observations were taken of the Gwen Tide and Ladnier Barge in FH-13.

May 2004 HTML    May 2004 PDF      April/May_DMR_PDF
During this period, there was 1 Reef Monitoring Trip conducted by PRIMOFISH.COM. Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report. On April 10, video and observations were taken on the Corps Barge in FH-2 and the Abstract Barge in FH-13.

March/April 2004 HTML    March/April 2004 PDF      March_DMR_PDF
During this period, there was 2 Reef Monitoring Trips conducted by PRIMOFISH.COM. Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report. On March 7, a trip was made to the 040202-418F2 Barge Pieces, however zero visiblity rendered that trip fruitless. On April 3, video and observations were taken on the Gwen Tide and DISH Wreck in FH-13.

February 2004 HTML     February 2004 PDF      DMR_PDF

During this period, there was 1 video trip conducted by PRIMOFISH.COM. Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report. On January 22, a trip was made to the Gwen Tide in FH-13 to make observations and take video. This 180 foot Supply Boat is taking hold as a new reef as small juvenile fish make it their new home.

Nov-Dec 2003 & January 2004 HTML     January 2004 PDF      DMR_PDF

During this period, there were 2 construction trips and one video trip conducted by PRIMOFISH.COM. Other Spotter Operations for the month may be covered by the DMR under a separate report. On November 22, a trip was made to FH-7 and video was taken above the Rowan. On November 25, 2003, the Gwen Tide was sunk in the southwest end of FH-13 and a new site buoy was deployed in FH-13. On December 1, a lighted piling was placed at the Handkerchief Shoal Reef in Waveland.

Sept-Oct 2003 HTML    Sept-Oct 2003 PDF (No Graphics)      DMR_PDF
During this period, there was 1 construction trip to replace the FH-11 Lighted Marker Piling, and 3 Dive Monitoring Trips to the Abstract Barge, Rubble 020919, the DISH Wreck, Rubble 011003, Rubble 020911, and the Corps Barge. Other Spotter Operations for the month are covered by the DMR under a separate report. The DMR Report covers the sinking of the "Shaw" Barge 030820/414F14 in FH-14 and a mosaic sonar scan of FH-14.

August 2003 HTML      August 2003 PDF      DMR_PDF
During this period, there was 2 Dive Trips conducted. On July 19, a trip was made to the recently deployed Abstract Barge 409F13, 030708 in the north end of FH-13. Video and observations were obtained and revealed this reef is already holding a good concentration of juvenile red snapper and trigger fish. On August 3, a trip was made to FH-13 and FH-2 where video and observations were made of rubble 020703 in FH-13, APC 298F2 in FH-2, the Chicken Coop Towers in FH-2, and the Jackson County Barge in FH-2. Spotter Operations for the month are covered by the DMR under a separate report. The DMR Report covers deployment of concrete T's, a concrete Base, and a Sectional Barge (030716/413F14) in FH-14.

July 2003 HTML     July 2003 PDF      DMR_PDF
During this period, there was 1 Dive Trip conducted. On July 6, a trip was made to Barge 107F2, 920902 in the northeast corner of FH-2. Video and observations were obtained and revealed this 11 year old reef is doing fairly well. Spotter Operations for the month are covered by the DMR under a separate report. The DMR Report covers deployment of the last 2 APCs and 2 derelict barges in FH-12 (030703/408F12 & 030710/410F12), and the Abstract Barge deployment in FH-13 (030708/409F13).

June 2003      June 2003 PDF

During this period, there were 2 Dive Trips and 9 Construction Trips conducted. Observations and Video were obtained from the 021119 Casino Magic Barge 324F1, the 011114 Corps of Engineers Barge 259F2, the 960830 Rubble 167F13, and the 011207 Dish Wreck 260F13. The 9 construction trips deployed rubble in FH-14 from the Seaway Clearing site. This activity was supervised by the DMR and is covered under a separate report.

May 2003      May 2003 PDF

During this period, there was 1 construction trip conducted. On April 28, the remaining 60 APC's (Armored Personnel Carriers) were deployed in FH-14 (new Dog Keys Pass Reef), FH-12 (Chandeleur), and FH-6 (Deep Liberties).

April 2003      April 2003 PDF

During this period, there was 1 construction trip and 1 dive monitoring trip made. On March 14, the "Alicia M" Barge was deployed by the Coast Guard on FH-4. On March 15, dive monitoring was conducted on the Rowan in FH-7.

March 2003      March 2003 PDF

During this period, there was 1 construction trip and 1 dive monitoring trip made. The Cat Island Reef was completed on February 18 with a barge load of rubble deployed over 2 target reefs. On March 11, a dive trip was made to the Casino Magic Barge in FH-1.

February 2003      February 2003 PDF

During this period, there were 2 construction trips. The Cat Island Reef was created with 2 barge loads of rubble deployed over 4 target reefs and a lighted marker piling was set.

January 2003 & December 2002
During this period, there were 5 construction trips and 1 dive monitoring trip. Seaway clearing continued with loads 15 thru 18 going on sites FH-1, 12, 10, and 11, respectively. On November 19, the first 60 armored personnel carriers (APCs) were deployed in FH-2 and FH-1 followed by the sinking of a 250' x 50' x 20' wave attenuator barge donated by Casino Magic. On December 8, an dive was made on APC 1C, but extremely poor visibility rendered the efforts fruitless.

November 2002
During this period, there were 4 rubble deployments (SC#11 thru #14) from the seaway staging site to FH-2 and FH-11 which occurred on October 25, 30, 31, and November 8. A Dive Survey was made to the DISH Wreck in FH-13 on October 25 (Deer Island South Hampton Vessel). On November 9, a trip was made to retrieve a broken piling at the FH-10 Horn Island Middle Ground Site. The piling was towed and beached on the west shore of Round Island to prevent it from being a navigation hazard. The Marker Boards and light were gone.

October 2002
During this period, there were 4 rubble deployments from the seaway staging site to FH-2, 11, 13, and 10 which occurred on September 17, 18, 19, and 29 respectively. A Dive Trip was made with MS Outdoors to the Von Rosenberg in FH-7 on September 28, but it was fruitless due to zero visibility.

September 2002
During this period, there were 6 rubble deployments from the seaway staging site to FH-13, 2, and 10; One rubble deployment from Nichols Junior High School to FH-11; 2 dives following rubble deployments; 1 piling maintenance trip; and one trip made to search for a reported buoy adrift in the Ship Island Channel.

August 2002
During this period, there were 8 reef construction trips, 2 dive trips, and 1 piling maintenance trip. On July 13, a dive trip was made with Kirk Loy of Mississippi Outdoors to the recently deployed Corps Barge in FH-2. On July 19, a trip was made to set a new piling at FH-11, but the piling was too short. On July 28, an unsuccessful search was made for the FH-2 Buoy Mooring and video was taken of the concrete and Mississippi Power Plant Daniel Pipes deployed there. Rubble deployments were made at Keesler Reef off Deer Island on July 23, 25, 29, 30, 31, and August 1. Rubble Deployments were made at FH-11 on August 3 & 4. The Rubble came from Nichols Junior High School in Biloxi.

July 2002
During this period, there was 3 reef construction trips, 1 dive trip, and 1 piling maintenance trip. On June 18, a missing marker board was replaced at the FH-10 Middle Ground Site. On June 25, a trip was made with Kirk Loy of Mississippi Outdoors to obtain video footage. On July 3, 9, and 11, rubble was placed in FH-13 for the GCRL red snapper release project.

May, June 2002
During this period, there were 2 piling maintenance trips and 1 dive monitoring trip. On April 20, the light at Keesler Reef "E" was replaced. On May 21, the Pascagoula Front Beach Reef Light was replaced. On May 25, dive monitoring was conducted on the Corps Barge in FH-2.

April 2002
During this period, there were 2 reef construction trips conducted. On March 24, the Gulf States Barge was deployed in FH-4. Following that deployment, the first of four rubble deployments for the GCRL red snapper project was deposited in FH-13.

February, March 2002
During this period, there was 1 reef construction trip and 1 dive monitoring trip conducted. On February 24, the Barge "Adeline" was deployed in FH-2. On March 7, a trip was made with ETV to Southhampton Reef in FH-13 which was recently deployed on December 7, 2001.

November & December 2001, January 2002
During this period, there were 2 reef construction trips and 1 dive monitoring trip conducted. On November 14, the large Corps Barge was placed in FH-2. On December 7, the 155' vessel "Deer Island Southampton" was sunk in FH-13. On November 18, a dive trip was made to inspect the rubble deployment on top of the FH-1 "A" Barge and was followed by a dive on the newly deployed Corps Barge in FH-2.

1989 thru 2001
I haven't compiled the summaries for prior years into this page, but you can access those reports here.




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