Julkunen Ville

The goal of this project is to create an artificial method of producing lake mussels of genus Anodonta for aquaculture and to test the mussels as biofilterers of nutrient rich solid materials and harmful pathogens from the water, focusing on pathogens that cause disastrous infections in fish farms. This study will answer to the global need of enhancing environmentally sustainable food production. As a result, the study will provide means of producing effective biofilterers as a sideflow product in aquaculture and also knowledge on utilizing the mussels’ natural constant biofiltering in enhancing the productivity of the fish farms by reducing infections.