Innovation to restore fisheries resources/ to bring back fish nursery function in places where it has been damaged.
SDG’s of application
Offers from ECOCEAN
It is a temporary dock coating which offers suitable habitats that increase the survival rate of fish larvae naturally
The Biohut® is a constructed fish habitat which replicates the ecological function of a shallow water nursery (rocks, sand and submerged aquatic vegetations) in places where it has been damaged by human activities and built infrastructures including harbors, pipelines, seawalls etc… The Biohut® system is designed to protect post larvae and young of the year fish from predation, allowing them to mature to the point at which they will escape from predation and contribute to adult populations. With Ecocean’s range of Biohut® models, docks, piers, pontoons, or any other littoral infrastructure can become important refuge for a diverse array of aquatic species. A simple process : a double cage system filled with recycled material provides shelter and food for young of the year settled along the coast. Innovative expertise : Ecocean’s aquatic biologists and engineers conduct a thorough audit and biological study of your harbor infrastructure to help you select the best location for the Biohut®. Adapted for larvae and juveniles : Recyclable material offers shelter and food for a large array of fish and invertebrates species. Ergonomic : Modularity allows for fast, easy implementation on all types of surfaces. A turnkey service : Ecocean installs, maintains and disassembles the Biohut® throughout the project period.