LIVE Wild-caught Boston Bay Australian Blue Mussels – 1KG Fresh
LIVE Wild-caught Boston Bay Australian Blue Mussels (moulé de Méditerranée)
With their soft, sweet flavour and smooth texture, mussels from Boston Bay (Mytilus galloprovincialis) in Port Lincoln have become a favourite of chefs and foodies Australia-wide.
The largest mussel farming region in Australia, producing approximately 1600 tonnes per annum, Boston Bay offering unique micro-climates with vast volumes of protected, free-flowing oceanic water filled with naturally high levels of nutrients, allowing farmers to produce high-quality, fast-growing mussels. These perfect growing conditions are supported by fully integrated growing, catching, processing and marketing companies.
Boston Bay mussel farmers independently manage multiple sites around the bay to ensure the delivery of a high-quality mussel year round. With extensive quality checks from harvest to pack, the mussels are processed within hours of harvest using a combination of traditional handling and contemporary technology. Marine and land-based operations are continually reviewed and, where necessary, modified to improve the final eating quality of the mussels.
The mussel industry is governed by the South Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (SASQAP) – established in 1994 as a joint initiative between the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA) and the shellfish industy of South Australia. This program has become the benchmark for shellfish quality assurance programs nationally and underpins the guarantee of sustainability, safety and quality of all mussels produced in Boston Bay.