Gallery: Artificial reef installation at East Providence's Sabin Point

Aims to revitalize fishing stocks, advance research

Photos by Rich Dionne
Posted 10/25/19

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Nature Conservancy and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management have contracted Specialty Diving to construct a first of its kind artificial reef in the waters …

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Gallery: Artificial reef installation at East Providence's Sabin Point

Aims to revitalize fishing stocks, advance research

Posted

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Nature Conservancy and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management have contracted Specialty Diving to construct a first of its kind artificial reef in the waters off Sabin Point Park in the Riverside section of the city.
The structure, composed of 64 hollow, dome-shapes known as "reef balls" three feet high by four feet in diameter, was put into place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 25.
The reef is being put into place in an effort to spur area fisheries and advance research.

East Providence Post and eastbayri.com staff photographer Rich Dionne shot the accompanying gallery of photos.

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