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Centre de Conservation et de Ressources biologiques marine (C2RBM)

Located close to exceptional environments for the diversity of marine ecosystems and the species they host, the Concarneau Marine Station is a place conducive to breeding coastal local marine organisms.

The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle is a major player in many conservation programmes, including terrestrial wildlife. Through the station's Centre de Conservation et de Ressources biologiques marine (C2RBM), it will be actively involved in the protection of marine fauna in order to avoid sampling in the natural environment.

The C2RBM experiments include breeding local organisms such as seahorses, sea cucumbers, crinoids, jellyfishes and also other local organisms such as lobsters, ascidians, cuttlefish, rays, dogfish.

Breeding of these organisms will:

  • Contribute to the protection of animals such as the hippocampus and the brown ray, which are protected species
     
  • Allow the transfers animals to other aquarium teams, including local aquariums
     
  • Provide biological models for fundamental research
     
  • Develop new aquaculture models.

The Concarneau Marine Station can also provide its platform to you for breeding local species.

For harvesting and sending organisms in situ, please contact us directly at: contact.concarneau [arobase] mnhn.fr or use the contact form on the Contact us page.
 
The Concarneau Marine Station of holds the necessary legal authorisations to carry out these harvests for the purposes of research, teaching or supply for aquariums in as limited quantities as possible in order to preserve the resource.