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No.: 91: Best practice for restoration of stone reefs in Denmark (codes of conduct)

Dahl, K., Støttrup, J.G., Stenberg, C., Berggreen, U.C, Jensen, J.H. 2016. Best practice for restoration of stone reefs in Denmark (codes of conduct). Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 33 pp. Technical Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 91. http://dce2.au.dk/pub/TR91.pdf 

Summary

This report makes recommendations for all phases of boulder reef restoration projects based on experiences with the ‘Blue Reef’ project at Læsø Trindel. The document includes an initial identification of relevant objectives for restoration and suggestions for involvement of specific stakeholders and the public in general. For the early project phase, the report also identifies possible sources of relevant information needed as well as risks to be considered. A set of specific biological and environmental objectives is also presented. The choices of which objectives are relevant for the specific project can influence the design of the new reef structure.

The report also includes a set of recommendations for the construction phase such as how to acquire and place the stones, how to mark the working area and requirements for navigation safety during and after the restoration work.

Finally, the report presents suggestions for monitoring and management efforts.