Our high-welfare, rope-grown mussels are grown in the clean and pure waters of Basta Voe, in Yell, Shetland, providing the very best quality mussels available. They have clean light shells and plump orange meats providing a distinct creamy flavour.
Supplied in our signature compostable packaging that can go in your food waste bin or composter. We don't use plastic nets.
Live Shetland rope-grown mussels
Mussels (Mytilus edulis)
Production method: Farmed, suspended rope culture
Production country: UK
The sustainability of shellfish can vary significantly depending on how and where it has been caught or farmed. Many single species are caught or farmed in a variety of ways and this range shows that, within a species, some sources may be more sustainable than others.
We use the 1-5 traffic light system developed by the Marine Conservation Society to help you choose the most environmentally sustainable shellfish.
'Best choices' are rated 1 and 2 (green), 'Fish to Avoid' are rated 5 (red). Ratings 3 and 4 mean 'Think' (yellow and amber), as there are better rated alternatives.
Mussels farmed in the UK in suspended rope culture have little environmental impact and do not require any commercial feed sources as they get all of their nutrient requirements from the surrounding sea water.
Mussel aquaculture is entirely sea-based and habitat concerns are minimal. Recent mussel culture generally does not involve the use of chemicals and there is no concern about the impact of effluents.