Long-line farm unit for seaweed. Photo: Danish Shellfish Centre

Shellfish, seaweed and coastal ecology facilities

DTU Aqua has access to facilities on land and in the Limfjorden aimed at research into the production of shellfish and seaweed.

At Danish Shellfish Center, DTU Aqua has at its disposal over 3800 m2 of buildings and land at the closed Morsø Shipyard at Ørodde in Nykøbing Mors. 

Danish Shellfish Center has the following facilities:

  • Newly built hatchery (2021) of 750 m2 for the production of European flat oysters, European lobster, macroalgae, microalgae and bivalves in commercial scale but also for experiments.
  • Newly built nursery (2021) of 400 m2 for grow out of European flat oyster and macroalgae.
  • Raceways for production and experimental setup.
  • Two experimental grow-out facility in Limfjorden for oysters, mussels and seaweed  (7 and 15 ha).
  • Two platforms of 150 m2 each for grow out.
  • Algae greenhouse.
  • Laboratory (250 m2).
  • Boats (22-31 feet) and farming equipment for working on the fjord.
  • Office facilities.
  • Conference and meeting rooms.
  • Rooms for accommodation of researchers, students, and guests.

Learn more about the facilities for research into shellfish, seaweed and coastal ecology




Head of Section
Jens Kjerulf Petersen
Ph. +45 61 22 24 29