oa Agriprobe - Small mussel growers muscling into the main stream

Volume 1 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Extracted from text ... AgriPROBE September2004 11 Mussels are regarded as the most efficient feeders compared to other shellfish species. They can filter 10-15 gallons of water a day, consuming absolutely everything in the water. Water quality is therefore important to ensure growth and development of the species. Saldanha seems to be the best area in the country where mussels can be grown due to its nutrient rich Benguella currents and other environmental factors. Production methods Masiza Mussel Growers use rope culture as adopted from the existing commercial producer (Blue Bay Aqua Farm). In this technique mussels are clustered in ropes (6m long) and ..

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