Spotlight on 5 Sustainable U.S. Shellfish Farms that are Getting It Right

By Rowan Jacobsen, "Digging Dinner," May/June 2011

What's not to love about healthy and succulent farmed mussels, clams and oysters?

American Mussel Harvesters, North Kingston, Rhode Island

American Mussel Harvesters works with mussel, oyster and clam farmers from Virginia, New England, the Canadian Maritimes and the Pacific Northwest. Now it's teaming up with the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, in Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Sea Grant to grow mussels on long lines in the open ocean off Block Island and Sakonnet Point. Open-ocean aquaculture has the potential to provide the world with a virtually unlimited source of healthful protein. The first mussels from the program arrived in restaurants in fall 2010.

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