Wayfarer Environmental Technologies is a manufacturer of shoreline protection and fishery reef products and was the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of OysterBreak™ semi-artificial reefs from 2005 through 2020. Wayfarer's products may be applied to any shoreline project that calls for any combination of wave attenuation and shoreline erosion mitigation. Shoreline protection units are designed to serve dual functions by creating a reef structure for habitat as well as robust shoreline protection. Systems of Wayfarer products may be custom designed to meet project and regional needs.
The Buras Boat Harbor project was completed in November 2014 for Plaquemines Parish. Issues facing the parish included shoreline erosion, loss of access via highway 23, increasing issues with storm surge, and ultimately the economic loss to area businesses and parish communities.
The project included more than 1100 shoreline protection product units. In a few short years the Wayfarer semi-artificial oyster reef will be fully populated with oysters. This will cement each section into a monolithic reef making them even stronger in the face of large storm-driven waves.