DMF to remove buoys from 11 sites

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 02:39 PM.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has announced plans to remove buoys over the next several weeks from several artificial reef sites along the coast.

Staff plans to remove buoys from 11 artificial reef sites that are already accurately depicted on federal navigation charts or soon will be changed on the charts.

Technology has advanced to the point that the buoys are no longer necessary for safe navigation, and it is no longer cost-effective to maintain them, said Craig Hardy, chief of the division’s Habitat and Enhancement Section.

GPS receivers are readily available at a low enough cost that nearly all boats that go offshore are equipped with them.

The buoys will be removed from the following locations:


North of Cape Hatteras

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