Gary Glick, President of Friends of the RGV Reef
A conversation about the science & logistics of the RGV Reef
On this episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, Peter and Tyler sit down with Gary Glick, President of Friends of the RGV Reef, a non-profit that supports the ongoing construction of the first industrial scale nursery reef in the Gulf of Mexico. It was permitted to allow a large extensive nursery reef primarily benefiting the commercially and recreationally important Red Snapper. This is also the only reef off the Texas coast that is being built with graduated stepping stones of increasingly complex and taller habitat to carry multiple species of fish through their life cycles. Scientists involved with the project have estimated that the reef has carried 240,000 snapper from juvenile stage to adults from 2017 to 2019.