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Boom in production of organic line mussels in Denmark

Jokumsen, Alfred (2015) Boom in production of organic line mussels in Denmark. [Stærk vækst i produktion af linemuslinger i Danmark.] Aquaculture Europe, April 2015, p. 3.

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Organic farming of line mussels makes a significant foot print in the development of the Danish Aquaculture sector targeting 10 % of the production being organic by 2018. Currently 9 production units have been approved for a total production of some 3,500 tons/year. In particular the Danish production of line mussels is taken place in the ”Limfjorden” (North West Jutland), where the main producer currently is Seafood Limfjord in cooperation with the mussel processing company Vildsund Blue in Nykøbing Mors. The line mussels are farmed on lines and in big socks, and due to the fact that they are reared higher in the water column than wild mussels more feed is available for their growth. The natural occurring mussel fry is settling on the lines each year, and harvesting is taken place from a boat. Further the mussels contribute to the removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from the water.

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Økologisk opdræt af line muslinger sætter et betydeligt fodaftryk i udviklingen af dansk akvakultur, hvor målsætningen er, at 10 % af produktionen skal være økologisk i 2018. I 2015 var 9 produktionsenheder godkendt til en total produktion på ca. 3.500 tons linemuslinger/år. Den danske produktion af linemuslinger foregår især i Limfjorden, hvor den største producent er Seafood Limfjord i samarbejde med muslingefabrikken Vildsund Blue i Nykøbing Mors. Linemuslingerne opdrættes på liner og i store sokker. Da de opdrættes højere oppe i vandsøjlen end vilde muslinger er der mere føde tilgængeligt til væksten. De naturligt forekommende muslingeyngel sætter sig på linerne hvert år, og høsten foregår fra båd. Endvidere bidrager muslingerne til at fjerne kvælstof og fosfor fra vandet.

EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:Line mussels, organic, Denmark
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Aquaculture
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 2 > RobustFish
Deposited By: Jokumsen, Senior Advisory Scientist Alfred
ID Code:29437
Deposited On:17 Nov 2015 10:59
Last Modified:17 Nov 2015 10:59
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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