Åland Aquaculture Week

Visit ÅlandJoin the Åland Aquaculture Week 9-12 October  and influence the future of the Baltic Sea Region's aquaculture! The event will offer a platform for cooperation and networking among different stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region's aquaculture industry, such as policy makers, feed manufacturers, fish and mussel farmers. Discussions will focus on ways towards a sustainable development of the region's future aquaculture. The Åland Aquaculture Week is a collaboration between the projects Aquabest and SUBMARINER.

Topics and preliminary agenda

  • Day 1
    Session 1: Closing the nutrient loop: using Baltic Sea raw material in fish feed
  • Day 2
    Session 2: Legal incentives for adapting a Baltic Sea diet in fish-farming
    Session 3: What is needed from different sectors to establish a Baltic Sea nutrient loop? Group work session
  • Day 3
    Session 4: Mussel farming in the Baltic Sea - prerequisites and possibilities
    Session 5: Mussel farming equipment for harsh conditions
  • Day 4
    Session 6: Mussel farming workshop including excursion to Åland Government mussel farm. The registration for the mussel farm excursion on day 4 has been closed due to the limitation in the number of participants. Please contact petra.granholm@regeringen.ax if you would like to be added to the waiting list!

Preliminary agenda


Registration for the event has been closed. 

Call for poster abstracts

Please submit your abstract for poster presentation (Word file, max. 250 words) on one of the above mentioned topics to petra.granholm@regeringen.ax This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 31 August 2012. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by 14 September 2012.


The event will take place at Alandica Culture & Congress House, Strandgatan 33, AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland.

Travel to Åland

By ferry:

  • Viking Line: connections to Stockholm, Sweden; Kapellskär, Sweden (with bus connections to Stockholm); Helsinki, Finland; and Turku, Finland (night ferries calling at Långnäs at approx. 30 km distance to Mariehamn).
  • Tallink Silja Line: connections to Stockholm, Sweden; Turku, Finland (night ferries calling at Långnäs at approx. 30 km distance to Mariehamn); Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Eckerö Linjen: connection between Grisslehamn, Sweden and Eckerö, Åland with bus connections to Stockholm and Mariehamn, respectively.

By plane:

  • Air Åland: two daily flights to/from Stockholm, Sweden; one daily flight to/from Turku, Finland
  • FlyBe: two daily flights to/from Helsinki, Finland


We recommend the following hotels in Mariehamn:

Conference Announcement (pdf)

Contact information:

Petra Granholm
Miljöbyrån- Department for Social Affairs, Health and Environment
Ålands landskapsregering- Government of Åland
+358 18 25459 (office)
+358 40 8254316 (mobil)

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