Chilean mussel meat

Chilean mussel meat

The Chilean mussels are caught and cultivated in the cold nutrient rich waters in Chile and grow on ropes. Around 74% of Chilean mussel meat is exported to Europe. Mussels are filter feeders meaning that they filter plankton and other small organisms that float in the water.

Species information

Commercial name Chilean mussel meat
Scientific name Mytilus chilensis
Famliy Mytilidae
Catch area Chile
Catch method Catch and grow
Catch season Harvest: November/December-June
Available as Frozen and chilled, cooked
Available sizes Meat: 100-200 pcs/lb up to 300-500 pcs/lb
Sustainability details The Chilean mussel fishery and suspended culture from which Heiploeg sources their mussel meat are MSC certified available.
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