The NT's new $8m reefs

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Re: $8m reefs are going in

Post by al57 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:20 am

even though i love my fishing ,by the sounds of darwins economy i think the 8 mill might be better spent getting the city going again .my mate who has been in darwin for 25 years was saying the place is so close to going broke it worrying for his huge construction company he works for

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Re: $8m reefs are going in

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:52 pm

Saw a few comments along those lines. Darwin sure has changed if people now want crime control and economic stimulus more than artificial reefs. This would not have been the case 20 years ago.

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Re: $8m reefs are going in

Post by slug » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:07 pm

Matt Flynn wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Saw a few comments along those lines. Darwin sure has changed if people now want crime control and economic stimulus more than artificial reefs. This would not have been the case 20 years ago.
Hasn't changed at all for me Matt - I still couldn't give a fly'n rats toss about crime control or economic stimulus - both overstated and blown out of proportion for mine.
Sells papers & gives some something to bleat about I guess :roll:

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Re: $8m reefs are going in

Post by al57 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:10 am

was up there in oct last year and from living there in 2000 till 2004 it hadnt seemed to have changed people wise ,still the streets were full of the locals on their pension day,pubs were a bit different with that card register thing in the bottle shops .city was def different with all the development that has happened .hardly any cranes on skyline is a big indicator of development and seeing my old campany in damage control wasnt good to see

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Re: $8m reefs are going in

Post by NinjaFish » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:38 am

Matt Flynn wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Saw a few comments along those lines. Darwin sure has changed if people now want crime control and economic stimulus more than artificial reefs. This would not have been the case 20 years ago.
This $8m spend is economic stimulus. Local labor, local construction, local concrete suppliers etc. Don’t forget labor for the local seafarers and shipping companies, architects and designers... a good news story for Darwin if I’ve ever heard one and solid anchor points to house the crims should the Gov ever get tough enough.

This $8m is also a better long term spend instead of the temporary results that fade away in todays economic climate. It’s investing in the fishing and marine future for Darwin both amateur and commercial and I hope for more of the same as we’re not as bountiful of fish as some believe. I’m pretty happy I took part in the online survey a year or two ago that Kenny Vowles began where you placed an icon where you thought artificial reefs should go. I peppered the (7 from memory) all around one area that has been selected and commented on each that this was very barren ground for miles and miles, which Darwin is renown for when offshore hence over fishing and closed areas in close to shore.

I’m not an expert but creating strategically placed reefs has to benefit all marine growth and encourage greater breeding and survival rates. Besides, build a reef and they will all come, build another shade structure or playground.....

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Re: $8m reefs are going in

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:28 am

Well said.

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Re: $8m reefs are going in

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:29 am

NT Fisheries put up this video ... anyone visited the new reefs yet?

https://www.facebook.com/FisheriesNT/vi ... 141509276/

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Post by jeffish » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:00 am

Good to see :mrgreen:

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Re: The NT's new $8m reefs

Post by slug » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:10 am

Video reminds me of my scuba diving days in Darwin harbour - visibility 1 meter !!!

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Post by tristan.sloan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:34 am

NinjaFish you hit the nail on the head mate

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Re: The NT's new $8m reefs

Post by Matt Flynn » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:02 pm

Video reminds me of my scuba diving days in Darwin harbour - visibility 1 meter !!!
Only place I have dived where I swam down the anchor rope and went head first into the seabed ...

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Re: The NT's new $8m reefs

Post by stroma » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:50 pm

A few unconfirmed reports of good fish already coming from the reefs. One guy claimed to have caught jew and even a sailfish from one of the reefs. Additionally, one of the local charter mobs went to the Lee Point wide artificial reef not long after installation and caught both jew and snapper.

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