ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION

At first BESE-elements® present a temporary structure and protection for organisms. After a certain time, when sufficient adult organisms built up a structure on their own BESE-elements® break down and the organisms establish and enlarge their natural structure. Currently BESE-elements®…

OYSTER RESTORATION WITH POTATO WASTE IN AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST

OYSTER RESTORATION WITH POTATO WASTE IN AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST

Artificial reefs are installed to restore oyster populations and bring back fish in the estuarine waters of Queensland (Australia). One of the restoration methods is using BESE-elements. After years of preparation, Healthy Land and Water installed the project in December…

GREAT FIRST SUCCESS FOR MUSSEL BANK RESTORATION

GREAT FIRST SUCCESS FOR MUSSEL BANK RESTORATION

We found that our second attempt in 2015 for jumpstarting mussel banks in the Wadden Sea gave a very promising result. Large quantities of mussel spat settled and survived the summer months. Future monitoring will show how they survive the…

OYSTER RESTORATION FLORIDA

OYSTER RESTORATION FLORIDA

In Cedar-Key, Florida, we deployed a pilot for enhancing Crassotrea virginica (Eastern oyster). Across the state, more pilots are currently deployed in 2017. We are working in close collaboration with the University of Florida and Radboud University Nijmegen.

IN PRAISE OF THE POTATO

IN PRAISE OF THE POTATO

Could a byproduct of chip manufacturing be the next big thing in coastal conservation? An article about BESE on the website of The Nature Conservancy (please visit).

BESE ELEMENTS AS NURSERIES FOR OYSTERS

In addition to on-site oysterbed restoration, BESE elements promote habitat recovery at nearby locations through the capture of oyster larvae. In November 2017, we installed BESE elements on scaffolding at Vero Beach, Florida, in collaboration with the Fish and Wildlife…