New article: Policy Guidelines for Mussels as Mitigation

Bivalve cultivation has been proposed as a means to reduce the effects of eutrophication within coastal waters. The Baltic Sea presents a useful case study in the application of marine mitigation measures due to persistent eutrophic conditions. The BONUS OPTIMUS project (2017-2020), comprehensively evaluated mussel cultivation in the western Baltic Sea area as a marine mitigation tool in terms of optimization of nutrient extraction, economics, social acceptance, and potential ecological impacts. The findings from this project and previous research, are presented in the article 'Policy guidelines for implementation of mussel cultivation as a mitigation measure for coastal eutrophication in the Western Baltic Sea' as guidelines to facilitate decision-making and implementation of mussel cultivation for mitigating eutrophication. 

The document is available online: http://www.bonus-optimus.eu/results/publications

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