Why Ecocean

Ecocean, world leader of the PCC

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

Robert Louis Stevenson - writer

4 complementary applications for PCC

Sustainable rearing

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.

Diagnostic uses

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.

  1. Regulatory framework

    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.