Trial of intertidal and subtidal structures to mitigate saltmarsh erosion and increase bivalve settlement

Project Details

Description

Scope of project: To trial a novel and pioneering approach to combine saltmarsh and bivalve restoration to increase biodiversity and associated ecosystem services in an area of low oyster seabed density but known larval output, and unfavourable/declining saltmarsh.

Layman's description

Novel, natural and biodegradable BESE structures are being used to restore both degraded Saltmarsh and promote oyster reef colonisation in the Hamble, Solent, UK.
Short titleIntegrated Saltmarsh and Oyster Restoration
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/10/2031/03/23

Funding

  • Environment Agency: £24,696.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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