Mediterranean Mussels (Farmed)

Mediterranean Mussels (Farmed)

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Native to the Mediterranean, Black, and Adriatic Seas, the Mediterranean Mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) has spread (mostly via ballast water and ship hull fouling) to many other regions worldwide. These mussels usually occur in the low intertidal zone of exposed rocky coasts with relatively high wave energy, although in their native range they are also found growing in dense patches on the sandy-muddy bottoms of brackish lagoons (Ceccherelli and Rossi 1984). According to the Blue Ocean Institute, “although Mediterranean Mussels farmed in the U.S. are an introduced species, they are well established, and have not had negative effects on local ecosystems. Mussels feed by filtering water for plankton and nutrients, so no fishmeal or fish oil is needed to raise them. These mussels are raised on suspended ropes, which keeps habitat intact.”
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