Biohut©

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March 2021
Headquarters 34070 Montpellier, France
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Biohut© - An artificial nursery solution for fish and aquatic animals

Human activity around coasts has had a negative impact on fragile natural habitats such as fish nurseries. The Biohut© is an artificial habitat that aiming to tackle this challenge and restore the ecological function of fish nurseries usually provided by shallow rocky or sandy bottoms. The design of the Biohut© comes from observation and understanding of the ecological functions provided by natural nursery areas. The Solution provides a complex natural substrate that is colonized by rich fauna and flora that is the food resource of juvenile fish, and a physical shelter where predators are not able to reach juvenile fish. The Biohut© is easy to install, even at a large scale, in ports, marinas, or on all kind of infrastructures, and it is also a perfect support to raise public awareness about marine biodiversity protection.

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Key features

  • More than 300 species observed using the Biohut in marine environment
  • Up to 90 young fish of 11 different species observed in one single Biohut (volume 144 L)
  • Biohut makes 5 times more biological noise (due to high density of small organisms like crustaceans) than other parts of the port, which help attracting juvenile fish to this safe area in the port
  • 1 Biohut in a port can host as much juvenile fish as 700m² of natural nursery
  • Between 2 and 20 times more juvenile fish in port areas equipped with Biohut than in non equipped areas
  • 100% recycled and recyclable materials

Profitability

  • Very low cost per year, less than €400 per module including installation, maintenance and monitoring

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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