How Our Mussels Are Grown

Pristine waters

The expansive are marine farms located in greater Spring Bay and the passage between Spring Bay and picturesque national park – Maria Island.

The deepwater oceanic marine farms stretch across some of the most precious and pristine seawater in the world. Located 2 kilometres offshore with a fast flowing, cold and nutritious current, our marine farm is 25-35 metres deep providing a unique growing environment unrivalled anywhere and it supports the growth of large, plump pure tasting blue mussels. Learn more about our location.

Mussel Aquaculture

Spring Bay Mussels are grown on special culture ropes suspended between 6-10 metres below the surface. Mussels secrete a byssal thread and use this to attach to the culture ropes. The strong currents in Spring Bay encourage the young mussel to develop more byssal threads that allow it to hang on longer, producing a larger thicker shelled mussel. Rope cultured mussels are always cleaner and grow better than bottom cultured mussels.

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How Mussels Grow In the wild

Wild mussels can be found in bays and estuary systems where they often attach to rocks, wharfs and jetties and feed off phytoplankton and diatoms in the water.

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Spring Bay blue mussels grown on special culture ropes suspended between 6-10 metres below the surface.

Spring Bay blue mussels hatchery - settlement and attachment system.