Shalimar is a town in Okaloosa County, Florida. Shalimar is has some great spots for fishing and exploring the water. It has artificial reefs that are magnets for all types of marine plants and animals. In the past, fishermen quickly realized that adding just about any kind of structure to waters off of Northwest Florida would quickly attract target species like red snapper, grouper and amberjack. Unfortunately, many of the materials that were used to build reefs were detrimental to the environment or were not stable or durable. Over time, an artificial reef program was developed to manage reef construction so that the reefs are productive, durable and environmentally friendly. Modern reef construction techniques can not only target particular fish species, but also other marine species that produce an ecosystem that can support all of the elements needed for the ecosystem to withstand pressures from use by fishermen, divers and other user groups.