Spatial Modelling of Blue Mussel Farm Production Potential in the Western Baltic Sea

Marie Maar, Andreas Michael Holbach, Karen Timmermann, Daniel Taylor

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Abstract

Eutrophication of coastal water bodies by massive anthropogenic nutrient inputs is a serious global challenge. Suspended mitigation cultures of blue mussels have been suggested as a tool to remove nutrients through harvesting from eutrophic systems like the Western Baltic Sea (Petersen et al. 2014). The general idea of mitigation mussel farming is that the mussels remove nutrients contained in particles (mainly phytoplankton) directly from the water through their feeding activity and incorporate them into animal tissue during growth. Site-selection for marine mitigation aquaculture can be an important part of sustainable marine spatial planning considering both farm production, as well as environmental and socio-economic goals and interests. In the present study, mussel farm production potential was estimated for the Western Baltic Sea, which can provide input to a multi-criteria site selection tool in relation to marine spatial planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAquaculture Europe 2019, Berlin : Our Future Growing from water
Publication date2019
Pages830-831
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAquaculture Europe 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 7 Oct 201910 Oct 2019
https://www.was.org/AquaEas

Conference

ConferenceAquaculture Europe 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period07/10/201910/10/2019
Internet address
SeriesAquaculture Europe 2019, Berlin

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