The East Region Aquaculture Centre (ERAC)
The East Regional Aquaculture Centre (ERAC / VCO) is a non-profit organisation aiming to facilitate the transfer of information between research and industry, and to educate and advise interested parties on aquaculture. ERAC/VCO aids in the establishment of land-based fish farming in Eastern and Southern Sweden, as well as shellfish and algal culture in the Baltic Sea.
Our organisation is currently running a pilot mussel farm in the St. Anna archipelago as part of the Baltic Blue Growth (BBG) project. This site serves as an education and illustrative tool as well as functioning as a large-scale, experimental farm aiming to reduce phosphorous and nitrogen loads in the Baltic.