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Artificial Reef Council

The Louisiana Artificial Reef Development Council (Artificial Reef Council) was created by the Louisiana Fishing Enhancement Act (LA R.S. 56:639.6) to provide guidance to LDWF on policy and procedural matters concerning the Artificial Reef Program. The Artificial Reef Council is composed of the secretary of LDWF, the dean of the Louisiana State University College of the Coast and Environment, and the executive director of Louisiana Sea Grant, or their designees.

Upcoming Meetings

There are no meetings scheduled at this time; please check back.

For more information, contact Mike McDonough at or 225.763-5418.



Member Affiliation
Madison Sheahan (or designee) Secretary, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Christopher D’Elia Dean, LSU College of the Coast and Environment
Julie Lively Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant