Artificial Reefs

April 2, 2018 | Howard Rickard

The units are installed in predetermined locations around the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park using boats, cranes and a team of expert divers. The purpose of this is to provide new substratum and shelter for fish and invertebrates, as well as supporting ecosystem and community services via tourism and controlled artisanal fishing. The team at BCSS […]

The units are installed in predetermined locations around the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park using boats, cranes and a team of expert divers. The purpose of this is to provide new substratum and shelter for fish and invertebrates, as well as supporting ecosystem and community services via tourism and controlled artisanal fishing. The team at BCSS monitors artificial reef evolution in terms of seawater chemistry and organism colonization to better learn how to manage artificial ecosystems and how to apply best practices for the Bazaruto Archipelago. The Artificial Reefs form part of the Multiple Ecosystem Time-Series project and are an extension of the BCSS Core Programs.