The project objective is a feasibility study to account for the ecological, economic and social potential of the PCC technique in Guadeloupe. The project is also linked to the expansion of the port of Guadeloupe that seeks ecological engineering solutions to offset or limit the impact of its activities and future projects on the marine environment.
As in most PCC projects, local fishermen are directly involved in the project by conducting themselves the post-larvae fish capture, using the light trap CARE® developed by Ecocean.
The ZOE project has settled the potential of the PCC technique in the Caribbean by presenting surprising catch rates, both in terms of diversity of species (37 families, 59 species) and abundance. On average, more than 200 PL were captured by night and CARE for a total of about 24000 juveniles in 2 years. The aquarium has benefited from the project by educating visitors about the importance of preserving marine biodiversity and explain its initiatives such as the ZOE project to restore coastal marine ecosystems on which local people depend.
Ecocean integrates a network for wildlife! “Our Mission: We want to make Europe a wilder place, with more space for wilderness, wildlife and natural processes.” By bringing life back, we will continue to explore new ways of enjoy and make a living in a fair way ” The aim of the network is to recreate […]
More animals on the water! This week in Paris was inaugurated the first floating raft planted on the Canal Saint-Martin. the goal is to increase the number of animals on Parisian water! Terrestrial plants that will attract insects above and Biohut that will attract fish underneath! A raft of 40m2 was installed in February on […]
A floating farm !? what’s this ? As its name suggests, it’s a farm, with cows, that produce good organic milk … but on the water! And of course we have installed #Biohut! It is located in the heart of the port of Rotterdam! Last week, Ecocean was able to equip 4 Biohut and 2 […]
A report on our farm in Marseille, on Al-Jazeera at Port de Marseille-Fos. As a bonus, spotlight on two of our fishermen in the video. #Biodiversity #Restocking #Fish #Mediterranean
This week, 4 Biohut were installed in the Port of Rotterdam. This is a test phase to validate the efficiency of the process in this very special environment: the Port of Rotterdam is the largest commercial port in Europe and the eighth in the world in terms of traffic. Located in the North Sea at […]
Here are the last photos from the floating vegetalized raft implemented on the Serre-Ponçon Lake for 6 months now. Juveniles of perch and pike were observed around our Biohut and in the aquatic vegetation. You can also observe the evolution of the terrestrial vegetation of the Biohut in the middle of an exceptional setting! Thanks again to […]
16 Biohut have been installed yesterday in Port de l’Arsenal in Paris, half of them displaying a new design meant to specifically provide spawning grounds for fish to lay their eggs. Ecological monitoring will be lead conjointly by Ecocean and Paris municipality canal department. The excellent visibility allowed our photographer Remy Dubas to take some […]
In 2016, four Biohut were attached to the bank of a floating garden in the middle of Rotterdam. After one year of installation, a diver from Ecocean went to see what species were to be found in our first dutch artificial nurseries. Despite having only 20 cm of visibility, he was able to observe several […]
The UROS project, which aims to restore the spawning and nursery areas functions in alpine lakes undergoing high artificial tidal range, is in its start-up phase. Last Friday Gilles Lecaillon, Sébastien Fonbonne and our project partners from the IRSTEA / ONEMA cluster of Aix en Provence and the Alpine National Botanical Conservatory were on Lake […]