Blue mussel meat

frozen chilled
Blue mussel meat

In the past fresh mussels were only available in the months with an "r" in their name; modern cooling and preservation technology makes them available year round.
Mussels are filter feeders - meaning that they filter plankton and other small organisms that float in the water - and live in tidal areas.


Species information

Commercial name
Blue mussel
Scientific name

Mytilus edulis

Catch area
North-East Atlantic Ocean
Catch method
Mussel dredge and bottom culture
Catch season

Year round except June, July and August

Estimated volume/year

30,000 T Limfjord fishery and 56,600 T Netherlands, both MSC

Available as
Frozen and chilled, cooked mussel meat
Available sizes
Meat: 200-300 pcs/lb up to 500-800 pcs/lb
Sustainability details

Blue mussels from Limfjord in Denmark have an MSC certificate since 2010. Dutch blue mussels were MSC certified in 2011 and more mussel fisheries are under assessment.

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