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.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant
The expertise, engineering and the transfer of know-how from the post larval fish capture to the implementation of an on-growing farm in order to supply the marine aquarium trade and fish food markets.
Fishing and rearing devices
Our extensive field experience allows us to offer a broad range of robust fishing gears that can be used in both temperate and tropical marine environment, but also in cold and freshwater environment. Ecocean can design and build specific fishing gear dedicated to the capture of post-larvae but also develops mobile turnkey farming units "wetlab" to raise these post-larvae.
Ecological restoration in marine ecosystems
Ecocean provides innovative turnkey solutions BioRestore (fish restocking) and Biohut® (artificial fish nursery habitat) to restore and preserve marine ecosystems.
Thanks to the expertise and techniques developed by Ecocean, we can participate in improving knowledge on the dynamics and structuring factors of coastal fish communities.
NBS in France:
The National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS) aims to preserve, restore and increase living diversity in every area for which France is responsible on the mainland and overseas. This also extends to the European and international framework, where France can contribute to this mission in a spirit of global solidarity. The objective is to keep ecosystems functioning adapting and evolving for the long term. To this end, the NBS is promoting the reduction of direct and indirect impacts on biodiversity, sustainable use of living resources and equitable distribution of the benefits which they deliver.
Environmental liability (DRE, 2004)
The European Union (EU) establishes a common framework for liability with a view to preventing and remedying damage to animals, plants, natural habitats and water resources, and damage affecting the land. The liability scheme applies to certain specified occupational activities and to other activities in cases where the operator is at fault or negligent. The public authorities are also responsible for ensuring that the operators responsible take or finance the necessary preventive or remedial measures themselves.
Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC)
The aim of the European Union’s ambitious Marine Strategy Framework Directive is to protect more effectively the marine environment across Europe and tends to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) of the EU’s marine waters by 2020 and to protect the resource base upon which marine-related economic and social activities depend. It is the first EU legislative instrument related to the protection of marine biodiversity, as it contains the explicit regulatory objective that “biodiversity is maintained by 2020”, as the cornerstone for achieving GES.
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 […]
BioRestore®: It is a comprehensive process of post-larval capture, culture, rearing and restocking on temporary habitats.
“In 2014 the National Aquarium (Aquarium) was introduced to a French based company Ecocean and their Biohut technology. Soon after, the newly found partnership led to the launch of a Biohut Pilot Project in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland (United States). This was a first for the Aquarium, launching artificial oyster reef habitat within […]