The first OysterBreak project funded under the CWPPRA program, the Bioengineered Oyster Reef Demo (LA-08) is located on the Gulf shoreline of the Rockefeller Refuge in Cameron Parish. Wayfarer Environmental Technologies produced and shipped over 1200 OysterBreak rings each weighing over 1 ton. The structure is designed to take a Category 1 hurricane. Finished in February of 2012, the OysterBreak is already covered in quarter sized oysters as of January 2013, and there is a visible shoreline response.
This demonstration project was completed and a draft report is available on the CWPPRA website. Contractors finished ahead of schedule. Installation of up to 45-50 Oysterbreak units per hour were achieved indicating the success of this technology through cost containment, rapid deployment, and positive results.