We conduct research into organisms in coastal areas

Danish Shellfish Centre works with all aspects of production in coastal areas, but our main focus is on shellfish. We do research info the traditional species like blue mussels and oysters and into “new” species as seaweed and starfish. Our research is often conducted in cooperation with the industry.

We provide advice on the effects of fisheries on the environment

Danish Shellfish Centre provides public authorities with advice on sustainable exploitation of the living resources of the sea, e.g. what the consequences of mussel fisheries are on benthic fauna, eelgrass and birds. The advice forms the scientific basis for the legislation on fisheries in nature protection areas.

We innovate solutions within food and environment

Production of shellfish and seaweed has a great potential in Denmark because of the country’s eutrophicated, but otherwise clean coastal waters. Danish Shellfish Centre develops and optimizes production of mussels, oysters and seaweed for food and other purposes, e.g. removing nutrients from the sea.

We communicate biology and ecology at sea level

In the Outreach Centre at Danish Shellfish Centre pupils and high school students can learn about biology and ecology and experience shellfish fishery and production in the Limfjorden. Additionally, the Outreach Centre offers tours and special events for tourists, associations, organizations and companies. 

Unique research facilities and easy access to the Limfjorden

Danish Shellfish Centre is part of National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) at Technical University of Denmark. We are located by the Limfjorden and has unique facilities in terms of hatchery, algae greenhouse and laboratory and vessels for surveys on the Limfjorden, where we have aquaculture farms. 

Social stream

Danish Shellfish Centre's Facebook is in Danish. You may use Facebook's auto translate function to read the postings.

16 FEBRUARY 2019