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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.

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  • Meet the Farmer: Urmas Pau

    Meet the Farmer: Urmas Pau

    As mussel farmers are an integral part of the Baltic Blue Growth project, the new online section Meet the farmer will introduce a selection of farmers in more in detail, describing their personal motives for managing a mussel farm. Urmas Pau is a mussel and furcella farmer on the Estonian island of Vormsi, where mussels are being cultivated in the same area as red algae.

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  • Experts and practitioners discuss mussel cultivation techniques in the Baltic Sea

    Experts and practitioners discuss mussel cultivation techniques in the Baltic Sea

    A transnational workshop took place on the Öland island off the south-east coast of Sweden. 25 experts and practitioners from across the Baltic Sea as well as Canada came together to share experiences and to give advice on the best techniques and how to turn mussel farming into a profitable business.

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  • Plan your own mussel farm in the Baltic Sea

    Plan your own mussel farm in the Baltic Sea

    Do you want to know where are the best spots for mussel farming in the Baltic Sea? What the environmental impacts of such a farm could be? Look no further, the BBG project has launched its Operational Decision Support System (ODSS) with a “plan your farm” feature.

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  • SUBMARINER Network attended the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR in Tallinn on 4 – 5 June 2018

    SUBMARINER Network attended the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR in Tallinn on 4 – 5 June 2018

    The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with the European Commission, Ministry of Environment and other partners. About 770 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses came together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).

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  • A successful first harvest season in Sankt Anna, Sweden

    A successful first harvest season in Sankt Anna, Sweden

    For two years the mussels have been growing on long-lines placed in the idyllic Sankt Anna archipelago on the Swedish east coast. Some mussels were harvested in December 2017, and now it was finally time to harvest the remaining yield.

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  • Stakeholders meet up to discuss mussel farming and the licensing process in the Baltic Sea

    Stakeholders meet up to discuss mussel farming and the licensing process in the Baltic Sea

    In a series of stakeholder meetings in the framework of the Baltic Blue Growth Project Kalmar County Administrative Board organized a meeting to discuss permits and licensing procedures. The goal is to create a digital guide for authorities and future practitioners on the east coast of Sweden.  

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  • Video - mussel farming in the Baltic Proper

    Video - mussel farming in the Baltic Proper

    To get more of an idea what mussel farming is actually about, watch this video with photage from farms located in the Baltic Proper.

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  • Mussel farming hits the Swedish news!

    Mussel farming hits the Swedish news!

    A breakfast seminar on the potential of mussels as a measure to reduce eutrophication received national media attention in Sweden. 

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  • Baltic Blue Growth FAQs

    Baltic Blue Growth FAQs

    The Baltic Blue Growth establishes fully operational mussel farms to counteract eutrophication and create new blue growth opportunities. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the project Baltic Blue Growth and mussel farming in the Baltic Sea in general.

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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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