The Baltic Sea cannot sustain more operations that add to nutrient enrichment. CCB belives that several key problems, well known from Norwegian examples, must be solved before any more small or large scale open cage aquaculture facilities can be given operational permits. Alternative feeds, effects on wild stocks, eutrophication and nutrient losses, local impacts on bottoms are main issues that have or may have solutions but none are available for practical application today.
This is a joint CCB statement on the relevant requirements on sustainable aquaculture production in the Baltic Sea Region.
Fisheries and Aquaculture