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Meet the Farmer: Jens from Kalmarsund

Meet the Farmer: Jens from Kalmarsund

As mussel farmers are an integral part of the Baltic Blue Growth project, the new online section Mussel community will introduce a selection of farmers in detail, describing their personal motives for managing a mussel farm. The Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm in Kalmarsund, Sweden uses a submerged net-farm production system which has been designed to withstand ice and offshore conditions.

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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 Mussel community will introduce a selection of farmers in more in detail, describing their personal motives for managing a mussel farm. The Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm on Vormsi Island in Estonia is the easternmost farm within the project. It is cultivating mussels in the same area as red algae.

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Interview with Dr. Tim Staufenberger

Interview with Dr. Tim Staufenberger

As mussel farmers are an integral part of the Baltic Blue Growth project, the new online section Mussel community will introduce a selection of farmers in more in detail, describing their personal motives for managing a mussel farm. 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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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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