In an environnement that has not been impacted by human activity, young fish recruits find shelter in the habitat provided by the shallow coastal water (seagrasses, rocks...) : these are natural nursery grounds it is crucial to protect.
Biodiversity on the Biohut
If a shallow coastal area has been irremediably destroyed, the installation of artificial nurseries can come as a mitigation measure. With over 1000 Biohut deployed along the Mediterranean coast, our "huts of biodiversity" welcome many small inhabitants!
The RESPIRE monitoring network aims to assess the extent of fish recruitment. Focused on port environment, it is performed on dikes and Biohut.