The European Commission (EC) releases a report offering scientific guidance to help meet the growing global demand for seaweed species now accepted as novel food.
There are parallel running Interreg projects related to seaweed in the Baltic Sea region such as CONTRA (Conversion of a Nuisance To a Resource and Asset) and COASTAL Biogas (solutions based on anaerobic digestion of cast seaweed to coastal regions to tackle eutrophication, contribute to the transition to a circular bio-economy and improve prosperity).
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New results show that mussel farms in the Baltic Sea can make a significant contribution to reducing eutrophication while supporting the circular economy and circular food production. In order to take mussel farming to the next step, further improvements to farm technology are required, larger farms must be implemented, and new knowledge is needed about how harvested mussels can be efficiently reintroduced back into the food system.
The Baltic Blue Growth project has been featured in a blog post written by PA Nutri (Sanni Turunen, Policy Area Nutri Coordinator). The post elaborates on how the project has implemented several pilot mussel farms in the Baltic Sea and explored under which biological and financial conditions mussel farming is possible. The full post is included below.
Check out the courses on Marine Natural Products developed by our partners at the Division of Marine Biotechnology, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk.
The main topic of this year's Forum is Circular and sharing economy as an answer to demographic changes and environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
ALLIANCE project has reached its next level, realized through ALLIANCE+, an extension project, which has just been approved by the Interreg Monitoring Committee, ensuring the continuation of blue biotechnology activities under the Interreg BSR funding umbrella.
BalticRIM coordinator searched for anomalies with a side-scan sonar off the Schwansen peninsula’s coastline.
Representatives from different ports in the Baltic Sea region came together at the conference “Development of sustainable maritime economy: opportunities and challenges for small and medium ports in the Baltic Sea Region” in Jurmala on 3-4 April. They shared their experiences of port development using modern technology and adapting to the rapid pace of global development. Good practices on solving environmental issues and maritime safety were shared – topics relevant to any one of the Baltic ports.
The network for the European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Fund Managing Authorities and national FLAG-networks in the Baltic Sea Region (the BSR-EMFF Network) organised a meeting on 26 March in Warsaw, Poland to discuss the alignment of funding across the Baltic Sea Region.