Daily Archives: January 30, 2020

Fishing to improve? Tug sunk as reef!

MOREHEAD CITY –The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program — in partnership with the Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef Committee – sank the first of three tugboats off the coast of Pea Island on Monday. The towing vessel American is the first addition to Artificial Reef 165, a new site about seven miles south of the Oregon Inlet sea buoy off Dare County. This tug is part a project to place three vessels and 7,000 tons of concrete pipe on the reef that was organized by the Oregon Inlet Artificial Reef Committee. Funded by a Coastal Recreational Fishing License grant and a large…