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.

Mytilus galloprovincialis


icon_fishWhat I eat

I filter the water around me, so I’m a perfect marine ecosystem cleaner.

icon_globalWhere I’m from

Mediterranean and coastal zones of most parts of the world.

icon_left_rightMature size

At least 6 cm.



icon_helpHow 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

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