Artificial Reefs are man-made structures replicating the properties of natural features. They are used to restore coral reefs, but they are also known for their fish aggregating behavior. This feature makes them an important tool to rejuvenate coastal fisheries, but do they supply enough food for it’s new inhabitants?
About the Oceans
Robin Olde Wolbers
Robin joined us from the HAS University of applied sciences for a research traineeship. Her work focused on the effect of the Artificial Reefs on the weight of the fish aggregated by them. Her work gave us insight on how much food might be available for fish in these new locations and was part of a bigger Master thesis project.