The nights are drawing in, there is a distinct chill in the air. This might not be a time that brings out the best in all living creatures, but for mussels, the change in weather is just what they need to make them thrive. In Basta Voe in Yell, the mussels have already returned to […]

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The Shetland Select mussel season has now drawn to a close. A big thank you to all our loyal customers for their continued support. After spawning, we expect to start harvesting again in early August.

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Our new season mussels are now available. Harvesting commenced on 14 August and customers are already reporting that they are very pleased with their first deliveries.

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We are delighted to report that Shetland rope grown mussels (along with farms from around the Scottish mainland within the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group) have recently been re-assessed and, once again, awarded MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification. This follows our particular enhanced fishery becoming the first of its kind in Scotland to be MSC-certified in […]

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Did you know that our mussels are packed straight after they come out of the sea, before they leave the Islands?  Note that the date used on the health mark is the packing date – not the harvesting date – so you can’t always be sure that the mussels you buy were harvested on the […]

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TOXINS are naturally occurring phenomena found in shellfish; especially during the summer months. The toxins accumulate in shellfish after the shellfish ingest plankton called dinoflagellate – occasionally seen as a red tide or referred to as an algal bloom.  As the bloom moves away the toxin naturally leaves the mussels, it does not harm the […]

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We are proud to have supplied the market with what we are told are the best Shetland Mussels available. Our summer work will begin soon.  There are boats to paint, anchors to check, equipment to overhaul, headlines to install.  This work will ensure next season will begin with a splash and all will be in […]

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That’s why we do not harvest our mussels between early June and mid August. And the reason? Like other bivalves, the mussel has to rest after spawning to regain weight and condition. This returns the meat to the top quality, which we like to deliver. During this rest time for the mussels, we are very […]

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