Combining mussel aquaculture andfloating breakwaters
A particularly innovative concept tested in 2021 was the ‘living breakwater’ designed by ReShore, a Wageningen-based startup founded by Frej Gustafsson (aquaculture lead) and Mitchell Williams (business lead). Their living breakwater combines traditional floating breakwater engineering with shellfish and seaweed aquaculture. The
combination of these elements aims to create a nature-inclusive tool for the application in and around harbours or for shoreline protection.