To help boost the river’s oyster population, CBF’s Oyster Team placed 250 low-pro reef balls on state-protected sanctuary reefs and along designated shorelines at 5 sites in the Lafayette River. The reef balls, domed concrete structures full of nooks and crannies, are designed to attract baby oysters and help protect them from natural predators. This river has had a great ‘spat’ set the past several seasons and we hope this year is no exception. These reef balls will provide a great surface for these baby oysters ‘spat’ to start a new reef. To tackle the reef ball job, CBF called upon its two uniquely designed oyster restoration vessels, the Patricia Campbell from Maryland and Chesapeake Gold from Gloucester, Va.
Read the full article on CBFs Oyster Restoration Blog.
Since the 1990’s Larry Beggs President of Reef Innovations had set up Reef Ball production sites arround the World. Reef Modules have played and important roll in World Wide Marine Restoration.
Producing the modules on site is a great way to help the ocean and local economy.
Its the Green Way 🙂
This week Brett, Frank, Robbie and Al are hard at work spreading oyster shell around the reef ball cluster located by the white pipe. This is building a diverse habitat to support a variety of species.
The unique pontoon boat from Reef Innovations, has a unique ability to navigate the shallows.
This type of restoration project needs to be repeated all along the Gulf States.
This link will take you to the first of a two part video. This is a great presentation for government meetings, your fishing or diving club, home owner associations Or any group interested in caring for our oceans.