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Mussel farming as a nutrient reduction measure in the Baltic Sea: Consideration of nutrient biogeochemical cycles.

  • Johanna Stadmark
  • Daniel Conley
Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 1385-1388
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Volym: 62
Nummer: Online 26 May 2011
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Elsevier

Abstract english

Nutrient loads from the land to the sea must be reduced to combat coastal eutrophication. It has been suggested that further mitigation efforts are needed in the brackish Baltic Sea to decrease nutrients, especially in eutrophic coastal areas. Mussel farming is a potential measure to remove nutrients directly from the sea. Mussels consume phytoplankton containing nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P); when the mussels are harvested these nutrients are removed from the aquatic system. However, sedimentation of organic material in faeces and pseudo-faeces below a mussel farm consumes oxygen and can lead to hypoxic or even anoxic sediments causing an increased sediment release of ammonium and phosphate. Moreover, N losses from denitrification can be reduced due to low oxygen and reduced numbers of bioturbating organisms. To reveal if mussel farming is a cost-effective mitigation measure in the Baltic Sea the potential for enhanced sediment nutrient release must be assessed.


  • Geology


  • ISSN: 1879-3363
Johanna Stadmark
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