To improve the coral ecosystem, PLANT has initiated a Coral rejuvenate project with the support of Direct
Aid Project by Consulate General of Australia, in Chennai. PLANT import Natural Rock from Australia and
then build the capacity of the fishermen in executing this project in Tamilnadu off coast.
Australian Government has initiated Blue Economic Aquaculture Challenges projects to promote the coastal aquaculture project to enhance the sustainable fisheries resources around the globe. This programme has been launched and inaugurated in the presence of Hon’ble High Commission of Australia and Hon’ble Consulate General of Australia Chennai along with Fisheries expert from Australia. PLANT founderDr.R.T.John Suresh has made a presentation on the importance of Artificial Reef and live rock projects. In the mean time the live rock project has been inaugurated on the special occasion of the arrival of Australian Navy ship to Chennai along with Hon’ble High Commission of Australia and with captains of the navy ship. PLANT is having partnership with Australian Aid.
Live rocks were installed at the sea bottom near to the Chennai Fishing Harbouroff coast at the distance of 3 nautical miles in the depth of 18 meters to aggregate the live rock to rejuvenate as s
oft and hard corals. As an impact at one year of maturation process, the biological process has taken place and found the soft and hard coral attached and growing on the live rock. The coral are looks in pink, Orange and white in colours. The rest of the live rocks also installed other off coasts in Tamilnadu to make a comparative study
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