Important Notice for Anglers/Mariners

Posted Friday February 13, 2015 by esquimalt

Important Notice for Anglers/Mariners

There are 3 new man made reefs in Esquimalt Harbour.

“The Department of National Defence (DND) has created fish habitat in the form of an artificial rocky reef complex in Esquimalt Harbour. The 3 reefs are located between approximately -2m and -9m chart datum on either side of the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour. An update of the local charts is being submitted to the Canadian Hydrographic Service and will appear as the following:

Addition to ESQUIMALT HARBOUR – CHART 3419

3 subtidal rocky reefs have been constructed in Esquimalt Harbour. Their locations are as follows:

Reef 1 baseline coordinates – approx 120m north of Fisgard Island
N5364409.319 N5364468.241
E466892.139 E466880.821

Reef 2 baseline coordinates – approx 300m north of Fisgard Island
N5364670.070 N5364730.056
E466860.066 E466861.333

Reef 3 baseline coordinates – approx 120m south of Duntz Head
N5364023.246 N5364468.241
E467573.718 E467553.529

Each reef is approximately 20 x 40 metres and has a minimum depth of 2
metres at low tide. All reefs are located near shore.”

Figure 1 ESQUIMALT HARBOUR ROCKY REEF AS-BUILT SURVEY

Figure 1 ESQUIMALT HARBOUR ROCKY REEF AS-BUILT SURVEY
Figure 1 Location of Subtidal Rocky Reefs C1 and C2
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

Figure 2 ESQUIMALT HARBOUR ROCKY REEF AS-BUILT SURVEY

New man made reef chart for Esquimalt harbour

Figure 2 Location of Subtidal Rocky Reef D1
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.