Tournament donates $5,000 to artificial reef development efforts

(Source: North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce)
(Source: North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce)

North Myrtle Beach, SC - NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has received a $5,000 donation for the development of the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef, located off of the Little River coastline.

The money was donated by organizers with the Dixie Chicken Fishing Funament during a ceremony at the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach on Friday.

Officials with the tournament said the money donated will not only benefit the development of the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef, but 37 others located off of the South Carolina shoreline.

The reef sites are located in waters 9 feet to 110 feet deep, ranging from inshore locations to areas as far as 35 miles off shore.

Artificial reef development in South Carolina's coastal and offshore waters is managed through the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division. The state's Marine Artificial Reef Program, first established in 1973, is a part of the MRD's Office of Fisheries Management.

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