Scientific advice is provided by several organizations, but mainly by the Danish Technical University (DTU Aqua). Among other research related with the mussel fishery, DTU Aqua conducts regular stock assessments in order to evaluate the stock status. More recently, a permanent Mussel production Committee was created, aiming at giving advice to the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries with regards to management of mussel production (Dolmer et al., 2010).
Stock status is considered good and reported to be increasing in size (Andrews et al., 2012).
Landings have been decreasing since 2005, but more as a result of fishers’ voluntary cuts on the weekly quotas than by the stock status (Dolmer et al., 2010). The stock biomass is in an increasing trend since 2006 Andrews et al., 2012).