#S32 Baltic Blue Growth - Initiation of large-scale feed-mussel farming in the Baltic sea (BBG)

PA Nutri – Reducing nutrient inputs to the sea to acceptable levels

Mussel farming produces high-value protein, and is one of the few known, available methods to counteract eutrophication from diffuse sources. However, to encourage new entrepreneurs and decision makers, there is a need to demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale mussel farming in the Baltic Sea Region. The main project will aim at this by putting a number of large-scale, ice-safe farms into practice, strengthening the link to the feed-industry and launching economic initiatives for mussel farming in the Baltic Sea. The main project has the initial target of producing two times 50 tons of Baltic blue mussels from a few different locations around the Baltic Sea during a four-year period. Harvest will be twice during the project period. Harvest, processing to mussel meal and sales will be coordinated within the project.

Seed money project partnership

  • Kalmar municipality (SE)
  • Kurzeme planning region (LV)
  • Latvian institute of Aquatic ecology (LV)
  • NOVIA University of Applied Sciences (FI)
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (SE)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SE)
  • Borgholm municipality (SE)
  • East Sweden Region (SE)
  • County Administrative Board of Östergötland (SE)
  • Aquaculture Center North (SE)


Seed money project’s total budget: 50,000.00 EUR

Ms Susanna Minnhagen; tel: +46 480 450 172; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.