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New York state has created some nice artificial reefs but I wish some of them were started in deeper water.
It would be nice if they sank some barges in about 120-150 feet of water so we can get better cod fishing around here. The wrecks in the deep are mostly old wrecks that are fading away.
It would be even better if they sank large ships like the SS Argol, that New Jersey sank. The Argol was about 450 feet long. If the state sank about 5 or 6 of these large ships in a productive fishing area, the fishing would greatly improve. Tuna and sharking would be much better.
The US has a huge merchant marine navy in mothballs down south. Maybe some of those ships could be spared and donated to New York state for reef building. Also the NY city subway cars could be dumped out there as well.
 

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120 feet of water is well beyond the state water boundaries. You would have to look to the feds to do something like that.
 

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deep water reefs

New Jersey has a reef in federal waters.
If the state territorial limit is 3 miles, NJ's reef is outside the state boundaries. The reef where the Argol was sunk is over 120 feet deep.
I'm sure the federal govt will ok deep water reefs because they do regulate inshore reefs. The Army corp of Engineers must sign off on all inshore reefs.
 
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