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Baltic Blue Growth

Initiating full scale mussel farming
in the Baltic Sea

Baltic Blue Growth establishes fully operational mussel farms to counteract
eutrophication and create new blue growth opportunities.

Baltic Blue Growth news

  • First Baltic Blue Growth mussel farming stakeholder workshops coming up

    First Baltic Blue Growth mussel farming stakeholder workshops coming up

    Baltic Blue Growth has set up six demonstration mussel farms at different shores of the Baltic Sea to study the preconditions for commercial mussel cultivation at different sites and with different techniques. In each region with a project mussel farm, Baltic Blue Growth partners have now set up regional stakeholder groups, which will meet regularly over the coming years to accompany the mussel farming activities at the given location, discuss advances, challenges and perspectives for its further development.

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  • Video: launching the Kalmarsound mussel farm

    Video: launching the Kalmarsound mussel farm

    Watch the launch of the mussel farm in Byxelkrok in the Swedish Kalmarsound in June 2016! The farm is one of six mussel farms that form the basis of the Baltic Blue Growth project. Placed at the northern inlet of the Swedish Kalmarsund, it uses a submerged net-farm production system designed to withstand ice and offshore conditions.

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  • Interview: legal requirements for mussel farming

    Interview: legal requirements for mussel farming

    Interreg Baltic Sea Region published an article on legal requirements for mussel farming. In the article, Baltic Blue Growth partner Roland Lemcke from the Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (MELUR) explains: “Establishing a new mussel farm requires a lot of different or combined licenses, of course with national features, but substantially based on a common European legal framework. Depending on the relevant national system, three, four or more different authorities are involved in such licensing processes.”

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  • Video: Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm in Swedish TV news

    Video: Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm in Swedish TV news

    Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reports about the mussel farm in Östergötland's St. Anna archipelago and the mussel farming project Baltic Blue Growth in its regional news for East Sweden. Reporter Christian Zetterdahl joined the project partners during their field trip to one of the six farms that form the basis for the three-year project.

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  • Kick-off for Baltic Blue Growth mussel farming project

    Kick-off for Baltic Blue Growth mussel farming project

    Can mussel farming improve the Baltic Sea's water quality and at the same time create new business models for animal feed production? The project Baltic Blue Growth will try to answer this question by advancing mussel farming in the Baltic Sea from experimental to full scale. It has now officially started with a kick-off meeting in Linköping, Sweden on 21-22 June 2016.

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    The mussel farms

    Six farms in different parts of the Baltic Sea form the basis for the project.
    The farms have been selected with the aim of covering different
    environmental conditions and different cultivation techniques.

    Sankt Anna archipelago, Sweden

    Sankt Anna archipelago, Sweden

    The mussel farm in the sheltered Swedish Sankt Anna archipelago is the first full scale long line farm at the Swedish East coast.

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    Kalmarsund, Sweden

    Kalmarsund, Sweden

    The Kalmarsund farm is located in an exposed area of the Kalmarsound. The estimated harvest for this farm in 2018 in 50 tonnes.

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    Musholm Bay, Denmark

    Musholm Bay, Denmark

    The existing mussel farm in the Musholm Bay has been extended with different mesh-size substrates to test maximum nutrient uptake.

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    Kiel Bay, Germany

    Kiel Bay, Germany

    The Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm in the Kiel Bay is an extension to the existing farm producing mussel for human consumption.

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    Kurzeme Coast, Latvia

    Kurzeme Coast, Latvia

    The Baltic Blue Growth farm in Latvia is located in the open waters to compare costs and benefits with existing farms in sheltered sites in other parts of the Baltic Sea Region.

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    Vormsi island, Estonia

    Vormsi island, Estonia

    This easternmost Baltic Blue Growth farm is cultivating mussels in the same area as red algae.

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    • Sankt Anna archipelago, Sweden

      Sankt Anna archipelago, Sweden

      The mussel farm in the sheltered Swedish Sankt Anna archipelago is the first full scale long line farm at the Swedish East coast.

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    • Kalmarsund, Sweden

      Kalmarsund, Sweden

      The Kalmarsund farm is located in an exposed area of the Kalmarsound. The estimated harvest for this farm in 2018 in 50 tonnes.

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    • Musholm Bay, Denmark

      Musholm Bay, Denmark

      The existing mussel farm in the Musholm Bay has been extended with different mesh-size substrates to test maximum nutrient uptake.

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    • Kiel Bay, Germany

      Kiel Bay, Germany

      The Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm in the Kiel Bay is an extension to the existing farm producing mussel for human consumption.

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    • Kurzeme Coast, Latvia

      Kurzeme Coast, Latvia

      The Baltic Blue Growth farm in Latvia is located in the open waters to compare costs and benefits with existing farms in sheltered sites in other parts of the Baltic Sea Region.

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    • Vormsi island, Estonia

      Vormsi island, Estonia

      This easternmost Baltic Blue Growth farm is cultivating mussels in the same area as red algae.

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      Baltic Blue Growth events

      30 Mar 2017
      Pāvilosta, Latvia


      28 Apr 2017
      Jönköping, Sweden

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