by seachoice on October 12th, 2011
Mussels are filter-feeding bivalves that are ideal candidates for aquaculture.
With low use of marine resources or pollution, moderate risk of escapes or disease, and good management farmed mussels are a “Best Choice” They reproduce quickly, have rapid growth rates, can settle and thrive at high densities. Mussels are also not as susceptible to parasites and disease organisms as oysters and other cultured bivalve species. Generally farmed shellfish have a beneficial impact on water quality in the areas they are raised.