In Denmark, the number of marine allotments has seen explosive growth, with more than 1,000 people cultivating mussels, oysters and algae as a hobby. As part of a new project “Ocean Harvest in Scandinavia”, the Danes will share their experiences with their Nordic neighbours.
Maria Bodin is the coordinator of a pilot project based at the University of Gothenburg that has the aim of developing Sweden’s first marine allotments.
“Our project is focused on designing the allotment site, testing various tools and organisms that are suitable, and creating an information hub focusing on food of the future. I think we can learn a lot from the work taking place in Denmark,” she says.