The short movie is about the potential of mussel farming for nutrient removal in the south-western Baltic Sea. It shows exemplified by the Limfjorden in Denmark the differences between mussel farming for human consumption and for mitigation purposes. Nutrients lost from land and incorporated into microalgae are ingested by the mussels through filtration of the water. When the mussels are harvested, nutrients are brought back to land. In addition, the mussel filtration has increased water transparency. This is the basic mechanism behind the use of mussel farming for mitigation of nutrient loading to the coastal environment.

The movie was produced by EUCC-D and was funded by BONUS OPTIMUS.
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Blue mussel farming for improving water quality in the Baltic Sea

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