Innovative socio-economic mitigation measure: BIOHUT in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Artificial fish nursery pilot-project for an innovative socio-economic mitigation measure of CGG Taurus Social management Plan in Tamaulipas.

Date

2019-2020

Financing

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Location

Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico

This project arises as an innovative measure of socio-economic mitigation of the social management plan of the CGG "Tamaurus" oceanic seismic project in Tamaulipas.
It uses an ecological engineering device called: "Biohut®". Which were designed by the French company: ECOCEAN, as a practical and efficient proposal to address the problem of how to convert seaports into safe havens for fish post larvae that approach ports and marinas.
At the same time, a collaboration strategy was developed with local stakeholders to develop an environmental education program and technology transfer to academic institutions; in order to maintain the project ongoing through this collaboration.

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Service

  • Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Wildlife Marine Habitat Enhancements & Innovative Methods of Marine Ecosystem Restoration


  • Outreach & Education

Products

• Establishment of an environmental education program for high school students.

• Transfer of technology in the use of Biohut ecological engineering devices to the educational sector.

• Alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations Organization (UN): 14-Underwater life and 17- Alliances to achieve

• Installation of 20 Biohut devices that will be auxiliary in:
• Ecosystem support services for marine life (fish postlarvae and macro invertebrates).
• Promote the survival of fish postlarvae and support the ecological restoration of wild populations.
• Biological monitoring of native, exotic and invasive species.

• Identification of aquatic species associated with artificial refuges: Biohut®.

• Identification guide for aquatic species associated with artificial refuges: Biohut®.

• Increase in the collection of records of the Crustaceans (Collection 601, CONABIO) and Molluscs (Collection 603, CONABIO) collections.