A new reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park, and here’s video proof:
“Over the past few days we’ve witnessed illegal crab pots being dropped on to the reef,” Diver Randy Williams said. “Please pass the word about this illegal fishing. The Rangers have been notified as have the WDFG officers. This reef is where the young fish and invertebrates start out in life. Their descendants add to the healthy fish that spread out over the sound. PLEASE! pass this along to any of your friends and family who fish. Legal fishers are highly regarded and respected. It’s all about conservation and the health of the fish stocks.”
Here’s more info from Williams:
Recently we did a presentation to the head of the WA Parks Board at the park. All the buoys have been placed through the efforts of the WSA and the diving community. I’ve personally rebuilt and overhauled the past four units that are out there. I can’t say enough good things about the Rangers at Saltwater and Dash Point State Parks.
Ranger Johnny Johnson is a very good partner in our efforts to protect this area of the Puget Sound.
There is a very productive artificial reef at Saltwater State Park.Please note that there is NO FISHING and NO TAKING OF CRAB on the reef. The area is within the bounds of the state park. This is a MARINE PROTECTED AREA.