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Baltic EcoMussel

The Baltic EcoMussel project aims to help accelerate the adoption of mussel farming in the Baltic Sea Region by providing information and tools to support investments. 

Recent research shows that commercial farming of mussels in the Baltic Sea Region is viable and offers socio-economic and environmental benefits. Commercial farming of mussels would enable fishing communities to diversify their income sources, create jobs and provide an alternative feedstock for use as feed, in biogas production or in other sectors.

About the Project

The Baltic EcoMussel project aims to help accelerate the adoption of mussel farming in the Baltic Sea Region by providing information and tools to support investments. 

Recent research shows that commercial farming of mussels in the Baltic Sea Region is viable and offers socio-economic and environmental benefits. Commercial farming of mussels would enable fishing communities to diversify their income sources, create jobs and provide an alternative feedstock for use as feed, in biogas production or in other sectors. 

The innovative project aims to achieve a commercially-viable mussel economy in the Baltic Sea Region by supporting key stakeholders the tools needed for upscaling of mussel farms in the region. This includes assessment of regulatory conditions and developing guidelines and business plans for farmers; assessment of market potential and socio-economic impacts of large-scale farming; establishing methodologies and routines for monitoring and evaluation of farms and gathering, informing and training key stakeholders from the research community, aquaculture and end-user groups.

Project partners

East Sweden Energy Agency (Sweden) - Lead Partner
Novia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
The Latvian Environmental Investment Fund (Latvia)
Kurzeme Planning Region (Latvia)

Project duration

January 2012- December 2013 (24 months)

Project is financed by

EU program "INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013"

Main activities in the project

  • Assessment of regulatory conditions and developing guidelines and business plans for farmers;
  • Assessment of market potential and socio-economic impacts of large-scale farming;
  • Establishing methodologies and routines for monitoring and evaluation of farms;
  • Gathering, informing and training key stakeholders from the research community, aquaculture and end-user groups.

Final document

pdfDownload the full final report for the project.

xlsDownload the toolkit, this can be a useful help for those who wish to get more detailed financial information on mussel farming.

pdfDownload the popular version of the report.

 

Contact information

East Sweden Energy Agency (Lead Partner)

Carl Hamilton

Project Manager

Gjuterigatan 1D
SE-582 73 Linköping

PHONE: +46 702 26 79 11
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The foremost task of the East Sweden Energy Agency (ESEA) is to contribute to an increased knowledge and to a greater ability to take action in order to promote a sustainable energy development in the Östergötland (East Sweden) region. Climate change demands great efforts, at both national and international levels. To achieve real results, political bodies, businesses and science must also join forces at regional and local levels. The starting point for our work is in the advantages of regional and European coordination in combination with local grounding. The Energy Agency cooperates principally with municipalities and other organisations, but also with businesses and research work in the region. ESEA also collaborate with both public authorities and companies at both the national and European level.

Web site: www.energiost.se

 

Novia University of Applied Sciences

Eliecer Diaz

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Novia University of Applied Sciences offers multidisciplinary higher education with a practical orientation, training professionals for expert and development posts. There are 34 degree programmes leading to a Bachelor's Degree. Some programmes run entirely in English, Environmental Engineering in Vaasa, Nursing in Vaasa and Maritime Management in Turku.

Web site: www.novia.fi

 

Latvian Environmental Investment Fund

Zaiga Ozolina

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The Mission of the Latvian Environmental Investment Fund (LEIF) is to reduce environmental pollution, promoting the implementation of environmental protection projects and also to increase the capacity of municipalities and commercial organizations in preparation and carrying out qualitative and effective projects from their idea to realization. LEIF’s activities are directed to achieving the maximal improvement of environment, investing financial resources in implementation of environmental infrastructure development projects.

Web site: www.lvif.gov.lv

 

Kurzeme Planning Region

Ligita Laipeniece

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Kurzeme planning region (KPR) was established by the Law on Regional Development and at the end of 2006 formed as Public equivalent body with development council and administration as an executive body. Kurzeme Planning Region Development Council is decision maker institution consisting from representatives of all 20 Kurzeme municipalities. The Administration ensures implementation of the Council decisions as well as ensures organizational and technical provision of work of the Council and the Region Cooperation Comission and prepares issues and documents for consideration in the Council, permanent committees and cooperation commission. The Administration ensures representation of interests of the whole region and its municipalities in work with state administration institutions and foreign partners with the aim to facilitate socioeconomic development of the planning region. 

Web site: www.kurzemesregions.lv

 

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