A tender for blue mussel harvesting is organized by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and will result in contracts for mussel harvest with one or several mussel farmers located on the east coast of Sweden. The aim is to compensate mussel farmers for the ecosystem services provided when removing nutrients from the sea.
The tender is announced on January 14 via the following link: www.slu.se/musslor. Bids are invited from mussel farmers as well as other interested companies with related expertise. The tender closes February 23, after which the appointed bidders will be notified and contracts signed. The mussel farms will be installed in the spring 2016 in order for the mussel larvae to settle, which normally occurs in the month of May. The mussels should be harvested in the fall 2017.