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Innovation to restore fisheries resources/ to bring back fish nursery function in places where it has been damaged.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2003
Company Size 14
Member Type
Founders Gilles Lecaillon
Headquarters 34070 Montpellier, France
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Ecocean is a French innovative company which specializes in developing and implementing radical new technologies for the sustainable use and management of the marine environment.
Many years of worldwide research have enabled Ecocean to develop its unique technical expertise, and it is the acknowledged pioneer and world leader in the application of the PCC technology.
Today, Ecocean’s activities focus on 4 complementary fields: sustainable rearing, ecological restoration, fishing & rearing devices and diagnosis uses. Since 2013, our different solutions and processes have been tested in lacustrine (freshwater) ecosystem through research & development projects to compare results with our successful marine works. As an effective response to the collapse of fish stocks, Ecocean proposes two complementary solutions which both have the same goal: to boost the recruitment and survival of fish BioRestore® to increase fish population by restocking, and Biohut®, to bring back fish nursery function in places where it has been damaged by built infrastructures (ports, pipelines, seawalls…). BioRestore®: It is a comprehensive process of post-larval capture, culture, rearing and restocking on temporary habitats. Biohut®: It is a temporary dock coating which offers suitable habitats that increase the survival rate of fish larvae naturally entering ports and other marine facilities. Our solutions provide effective responses to the challenges identified in the most recent framework documents and crucial future environmental issues: Limiting the impact on resources, in this case coastal fish, in order to conserve stocks in terms of both quality and quantity. Optimizing administration, cooperation and communication between the resource and its consumers, (i.e. ports and marine developers versus fishermen) Control and sustainable management of future economic coastal development: docks expansion, marine energies, dredging… Public education about environmental threats and role of marine biodiversity.
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Headquarters 34070 Montpellier, France

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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.

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Available inR̩union, Morocco, Guadeloupe, United States, South Korea, Philippines, Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Monaco, Status Implemented