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Socioeconomic Impact of Mussel Farming in Coastal Areas of Baltic Sea

There are numerous papers explaining the impact of regional development, while the impact of mussel farming in coastal areas is described in the present paper.

One of the aims of the project Baltic Blue Growth is to remove nutrients from the Baltic Sea by farming and harvesting blue mussels. In order to demonstrate the impact of the development of this area in the region, socioeconomic data analysis, including environmental and economic data, as well as data from farms established within the scope of the project in the Baltic Sea, has been carried out.

In this paper, several data acquisition and analysis methods have been used, i.e., scientific publication studies regarding mussel farming development; case studies; probabilistic projection method; survey of different stakeholders in mussel farming – public administrators, entrepreneurs and researchers (from 2017 to 2018); expert interviews (from 2016 to 2018).

The information contained in this paper will help public authorities, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders understand the contribution of shellfish farming to the coastal area in the Baltic Sea region.

Read the full publication here.

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