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At least one out of every four seafood items you eat today is a product of aquaculture. As the oceans have been depleted by commercial fishing, aquaculture has filled the gap as the chart below so dramatically shows. Shrimp, salmon, tilapia, catfish, scallops clams, oysters and mussels are just a few of the seafood items grown around the world today.

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Mussel aquaculture using an off bottom long line system continues to gain the highest possible rankings by the many NGO’s assessing the environmental impact of aquaculture, due primarily to the fact that the mussels are cultivated and grown in their natural environment in an eco-friendly manner. Mussel seed is collected and subsequently harvested from seed leases, size graded and socked then hung on grow out leases until they have reached market size. The entire process is natural and arguably entirely organic in nature, with the mussels feeding from the natural water column in which they are placed.

At Atlantic Aqua Farms our aquaculture practices and processing standards are the most refined in the industry. On the farming side we grow less intensively than many other mussel farmers, this means our long lines and our vertical drops are placed further apart resulting in fewer mussels competing for the available food in the water column. This provides us with a consistent supply of high quality mussels with great meat yields. Meat yields vary throughout the annual life cycle of the mussels, however, during the course of the year Canadian Cove will consistently produce mussels will fuller meats. In the independent 3rd party testing below illustrates the difference in meat yields and the hidden costs associated with low meat yields.

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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