The contribution of the Languedoc coast’s port infrastructures to the «good ecological state» target set by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Projet en cours

Project leader ECOCEAN
Industrials partners Stonekit
Research partners CREM, CEFREM (CNRS / UPVD)
Budget 428 K€
Cofinanceur publics Agence de l'eau Rhône Méditerranée et Corsse - et Conseil Général de l'Hérault
Year of labeling 2011
Year of co-financing 2012


The objective of BioHut® on the Languedoc Roussillon coastline is to provide a response to the impact of port activities (leisure boating) on the marine biodiversity of fish.

It concerns the development of an industrial turnkey procedure for maritime and port management. The idea is to protect the post-larval fish newly ensconced in the ports by reducing the environmental factors harmful to their development (primarily loss of habitat).

The BioHut® project aims to develop and then install temporary non-intrusive and multi-tasking pliable coverings (modules) to replicate the biodiversity of the Languedoc coastal area. These modules will provide a protected habitat for the post-larval fish recruitment phase. BioHut® will be able to show the improvement in the survival rates of a wide range of young fish in ports and contribute to the development of this new turnkey service for local authorities.

This project is the beneficiary of the invitation for « ecological engineering » projects launched as part of the National Strategy for Biodiversity by the Department of Ecology.