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Line mussels in Kerteminde Bay


The idea of raising mussels in the Storebælt and Kerteminde Bay is inspired by a research projectMarBioShell,which should reveal the possibilities for breeding of blue mussels in this particular area. The project was led by Professor Hans Ulrik Riisgaard in the period 2008 - 2012, and here part of the conclusion was that the growth conditions for blue mussels in the Great Belt could have a commercial value, even if they grew_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_slower than i Limfjorden. 

Against this background, I started doing experiments with line mussels in 2017 and could learn that it was definitely a possibility, since the number of mussel larvae in Kerteminde Bay was massive.

Kerteminde Mussels was established at the beginning of 2018 in connection with an application for Fisheries LAG funds(FLAG),which are allocated areas with active commercial fishing.


The application was accepted with a commitment to the project of DKK 400,000. out of a total budget of DKK 917,000._cc781905-5cde-3194-6bb185cf58d_The project was selected as one "Good Practice Project" among Danish EU-supported fishery development projects.

Establishment of facilities

Permission could now be applied for a location of the facility in Kerteminde Bay. The facility has a size of 250x750m. It is of course a size which requires that the commercial and recreational interests in Kerteminde Bay be taken into account.

We succeeded in finding an appropriate location, which was approved by the Norwegian Fisheries Agency and the Coastal Directorate during the month of May 2018. The establishment of the facility's corner markings and the first 12 of 48 support lines kunne will begin in June.

The support lines are attached with a drill anchor, which is drilled 1-2 meters into the bottom. 
På billedet herunder ses en meget interimistisk bygget boreplatform. Den var sammensat af 2 old floating bridges, fitted with hydraulic station to drive the hydraulic drill. Today, the drill is mounted on a workboat, which makes it significantly easier to carry out the remaining drilling.

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