Good Practice Short Story
Less waste, less transport, better quality, better preservation… consumers nowadays are looking for these features and we believe this pilot project can provide an alternative to the current practice led by the industry.
Dansk Økomusling Aps looked for ways to improve their process and teamed up with a manufacturer of sea processing equipment and a web designer to develop an innovative packing system for mussels – a first in Denmark.
The Thy-Mors FLAG helped set up the pilot project of developing, designing and testing a machine to make it possible to clean, sort and pack mussels directly on the harvest vessel while still at sea. This greatly shortens the supply chain and reduces packaging waste, all the while ensuring a lower mortality rate of the molluscs and longer quality preservation. It also implies lower costs for the company and increased local employment in aquaculture.
In addition, the project aims to improve the marketing of the products, capitalising on the increased sustainability of their process. To this end, the company's refrigerated vehicle will be set up for direct delivery, including the equipment for the weighing, documentation, traceability etc. of the products. In addition, a new website has been developed along with a social media launch strategy.
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|Private contribution||€16 278|
|Timeframe of implementation||From Jun 2016 to May 2018|
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