New articial reefs coming near the Destin pass

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WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A new addition is coming to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Walton County Board of Commissioners voted to grant $152,000 for the construction of artificial reefs near the Destin pass.

Coastal resource liaisons hope this will be good for fishing, as the reefs will be 60 to 80 feet under water. Forty-four modules will be deployed on the site.

"This one's gonna be more strategic so that there will be a lot of user accessibility. So we're gonna have nine different patch reefs so ultimately nine different boats can be out there utilizing this resource at one time," said Coastal Resource Liaison, Melinda Gates.

The reefs will be deployed in the summer.