About PCC

PCC: Acronym for Post-larval Capture and Culture

This is not as far-fetched as it sounds, because the post-larval stage is the final stage of the pelagic larval phase of coastal marine animals, which ends with the colonization and settlement of the post-larvae into their habitat, usually a reef environment. However, these post-larvae suffer catastrophic mortality rates during the settlement process, with more than 95% dying within the first week of their return, mainly due to predation. By capturing an insignificant proportion of these post-larvae before this mortality phase, we effectively exploit a resource that would otherwise be largely wiped out.

A solution between fishing and aquaculture

The PCC technique is inspired by both wild fishing and aquaculture gathering their advantages without the constraints: diversity of the species collected by fishing and the simplicity for breeding. The collection of a healthy alive fish brings more value than the collection of a dead fish. In addition, if the fish is not collected among genitors but at the post-larval stage, the impact is even more advantageous.

An advantage for the sustainable development

By collecting larval fish before they suffer natural mortality, it makes sense to define the PCC technology as a sustainable technique that preserves marine ressources.