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Test farm outside Vomsi island

Vormsi island, Estonia

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

Placed in the waters outside the island of Vormsi, this small-scale test farm is owned and run by the private company Vormsi Agar, which is cooperating with the University of Tartu. The company’s interest is in blue-green business and rural development, and they have been experimenting with different products such as mussel-based consommé. The farm is very interesting from a business development perspective but also biologically, as it is the most eastern farm of the focus sites represented in Baltic Blue Growth. This small-scale test farm is operating cultivations of the red algae (Furcellaria lumbricalis) and blue mussels (Mytilus trossulus) in the same area. The test farm has a plan to add 2–3 more lines (net strings from trawl net) in 2017.

Location of the farm

Basic facts about the farm

  • Surface area: 40 m2
  • Substrate type: net strings from trawl net
  • Size: 126 m
  • Growth depth: 0–3.5 m

Contact for further enquiries

Read our factsheet on the project mussel farms!