the ocean’s filter
In the Mediterranean, I’m farm-raised on suspended ropes to keep me off the sea floor and prevent habitat destruction.
What I eat
I filter the water around me, so I’m a perfect marine ecosystem cleaner.
Where I’m from
Mediterranean and coastal zones of most parts of the world.
At least 6 cm.
How you can help
Mussel rope aquaculture is recognised as one of the most sustainable and efficient farming practices. Ask for farmed mussels and preferably ASC-certified mussels.
Idea how to cook
with chorizo and saffron
by Ana Grgić