Artificial reef and fish aggregating devices

The Northern Territory Government is investing $50 million over five years  to improve recreational fishing opportunities.

As part of this commitment, a scoping study was undertaken to investigate  the potential of artificial  reefs and fish aggregating devices to aid in the recovery of at risk reef  fish.

A survey was conducted in early-2018 to obtain community input to  complement the biological and technical information in the scoping study.  Results have been collated and analysed, and the department is now  investigating the deployment of artificial reefs and fish aggregating devices.

For more information on artificial reefs or fish aggregating devices  visit or contact

Last updated: 31 July 2018