Research and analysis

Fisheries Challenge Fund: An initial investigation into the contribution of a novel artificial surf reef to sustainable fisheries

The aim of the project was to evaluate the contribution of the Boscombe Artificial Surf Reef to sustainable fisheries in Poole Bay.



The research was carried out from 1 May 2011 to 1 May 2012 over 3 5-day sampling periods in May, August and September by the Marine and Coastal Biology, School of Applied Sciences, Bournemouth University.

Samples were obtained from areas around the artificial surf reef and in control or reference sites to the west, east, north and south of the reef.