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

Shellfish and seaweed facilities

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

Danish Shellfish Center has over 3800 m2 of buildings and land by the closed Morsø Shipyard at Ørodde in Nykøbing Mors.

Danish Shellfish Center has the following facilities:

  • Hatchery for the production of European oysters and European lobster, as well as raceways for production and experimental setup.
  • Algae greenhouse.
  • Facilities for farming equipment.
  • Laboratory.
  • Boats (22-31 feet) and farming equipment for working on the fjord.
  • Offices and office facilities.
  • Conference room.
  • Rooms for accommodation of researchers, students, and guests.

Furthermore, the Danish Shellfish Centre has three experimental areas for fjord farming in the Limfjord, including oysters, mussels and seaweed.

Learn more about the facilities at Danish Shellfish Centre på skaldyrcenter.aqua.dtu.dk

Moderøsters i østersklækkeriet

Hatchery for production of oysters.
Østersklækkeri med moderkar til østers (tv) og beholdere til yngel (th)

Hatchery for production of oysters.
Larvebeholdere i østersklækkeri

Hatchery for production of oysters.
Hummeryngel

Hatchery for production of lobsters.
Hummerklækkeri

Hatchery for production of lobsters.
Væksthal med raceways til forskellige organismer

Raceways for grow-out and experiments.
Dyrkning af mikroalger. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Setup for large-scale production of micro-algae.
Dyrkning af mikroalger. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Setup for large-scale production of micro-algae.
Kar med indsatser til tangspoler. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Hatchery for production of different seaweed species.
Podede tangspoler. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Seeded lines for seaweed production.
Tangspole klar til udsætning. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Seaweed lines ready for deployment.
Del af laboratorium. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Laboratory.
Langlineanlæg til dyrkning af muslinger. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Long-line farm unit for production of mussels.
Lineanlæg i Limfjorden til dyrkning af tang. Foto: Dansk Skaldyrcenter

Long-line farm unit production of seaweed.

Research into
shellfish and seaweed

DTU Aqua’s research into shellfish and seaweed focuses on the production of healthy food in a sustainable way and the ecosystem services provided by shellfish and seaweed production.

Learn more about the research into shellfish and seaweed

Contact

Head of Danish Shellfish Centre
Jens Kjerulf Petersen
Ph. +45 61 22 24 29
jekjp@aqua.dtu.dk