Project Title: Carriacou Biorock Pilot Project
The Grenada Coral Reef Foundation (GCRF) partnered with the Global Coral Reef Alliance (GCRA) to implement a Biorock Pilot Project in Carriacou in July 2018. The GCRA have been implementing Biorock projects in many countries over the world, and have always worked with a local partner so as to better strengthen local capacity to continue the technology in future projects.
Project implementation on the ground started on June 30, 2018 which included a GCRA Hands-On Biorock Training Workshop. Eight (8) BIOROCK structures in the shape of tunnels, dome and turtle, were built by volunteers which included fishermen and students from within the Community of Carriacou. The artificial reef structures were propagated with rescued coral fragments from adjacent reefs and from the Sandy Island Oyster Bed MPA.
The Project was commissioned by the Grenada Organic Agricultural Movement (GOAM) with support for the Caribbean Climate Change Community Centre (5Cs) and the German Development Bank (KfW).