Farming Mussels Strikes A Perfect BalanceOceans are critical to the well being of our planet. Ninety percent of the world's living creatures live in the ocean. Oceans also provide the main source of protein for one-sixth of the human population. With seventy-five percent of world fish stocks overly exploited, we are depleting the marine life that we eat faster than their populations can replenish. The widespread depletion of seafood, global climate change and pollution are increasing every year. However, responsible practices of aquaculture, are proving to be a sustainable source of seafood for billions of people.
According to the New England Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, rope-grown mussel aquaculture, strikes a perfect balance for the health and well being of our planet. Mussels are one of the best choices for seafood today.
Mussels filter tiny plankton out of the water for their food, so they need no supplemental feeding. Unlike some forms of fish farming, mussels are not raised in crowded pens and do not rely on the farmer to feed them. They get all their nourishment naturally, from the pristine ocean waters that surround them while they grow. In return, they improve the water quality as they clear the water of excess plankton. Mussels must come from non-polluted water when farmed for human consumption. The Canadian Fisheries Department tests the waters on a daily basis to ensure the coastal waters are clean and free of any toxins.
Canadian Cove mussels are raised on ropes suspended off the sea floor, and are harvested to the surface by boats; no dragging or scaring of the sea bottom occurs.
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Did you know that the New England Aquarium has indicated that the suspended culture system in which mussels are grown is one of the most environmentally friendly forms of aquaculture... Overall, farmed mussels are an excellent choice for seafood lovers