KSLA, Drottninggatan 95B, Stockholm

Workshop: Policy instruments for blue mussels - How should they be designed to maximize the environmental benefits?

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Welcome to attend the workshop "Policy instruments for blue mussels - How should they be designed to maximize the environmental benefits?". The workshop is organized within the framework of four EU-projects: NutriTrade, Baltic Blue Growth, BALTCOAST and OPTIMUS.

Harvesting of blue mussels are suggested as a means for reducing eutrophication of coastal waters. How should policy instruments for mussel cultivation and harvesting be designed to maximize the environmental benefits per Euro spent? What ways are there to promote high participation among mussel farmers, and increased demand for the final products?  

Last day to sign up: February 1st 2018


Time: 2018-02-09 09:30 - 17:00
City: Stockholm
Location: KSLA, Drottninggatan 95B
Organiser: NutriTrade, Baltic Blue Growth, BALTCOAST and OPTIMUS.
Last signup date: 1 February 2018
Additional info:

Register here!


09:30 - 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 Welcome and introduction by Katarina Elofsson (SLU)

Session I: Mussel as one of the tools in policies for removing nutrients from coastal waters at low cost

10.30 Ing-Marie Gren (SLU): Economic value of uncertain nutrient abatement by mussel farming for mitigating eutrophication in the Baltic Sea

11.00 Rasmus Nielsen (Copenhagen University): Blue mussels as a compensation tool for nitrogen in Denmark

11.30 Discussion

11.45 Lunch

Session II: Experiences from promoting mussel cultivation at the local level

13.00 Odd Lindahl (KVA, Musselfeed): Control means for increasing environmental benefits from mussel farming - valued from the viewpoint of the mussel industry

13.30 Susanna Minnhagen (Kalmar kommun): Musselfarming from a local holistic perspective – can we profit from bad business?

14.00 Michael Palmgren (SEA-U, Malmö): Lokal styrning mot ökad miljönytta av musselodling – erfarenheter och idéer från Malmö

14.30 Discussion.

14.45 Coffee

Session III: The future: How can increased demand for mussel products become a driver of environmental improvements?

15.15 Ola Palm (RISE): Development of new technologies and public funding – challenges and possibilities

15.45 Anders Kiessling (SLU) and Annika Steele (Submariner): Post harvest solutions and economic compensation, experiences gained in the Baltic Blue Growth project.

16.15 Discussion.

16.45 Closing of workshop.

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Katarina Elofsson Researcher; Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Deparment of Economics, SLU
katarina.elofsson@slu.se, 018-671798      

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