Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Eyre Peninsula Seafoods, we believe in respecting the environment and minimsing our impact… to create a sustainable future for generations to come. That’s why we take an environmentally friendly approach to everything we do.

Mussels on rope

Mussels are natural filter-feeders

Farmed Australian blue mussels are one of the most sustainable seafood choices you can make. That is because mussels play an important part in keeping our oceans healthy.

Every day, one mussel filters up to 20 litres of seawater. As they feed off the natural upwellings of nutrients from the Great Southern Ocean, they filter out phytoplankton and sediments.

Because of this, we don’t need to add any artificial food to feed the mussels that can add unnecessary waste to the environment. And mussels essentially clean the water as they go. This can help prevent algae blooms from occurring and harming the marine ecosystem. There’s more to these little morsels than a tasty meal!

Protecting the natural environment

Protecting the natural environment

We use biodegradable materials such as cotton in our mussel farms. We use the cotton to secure the baby mussels – known as wild spat – into place as they mature. Over time, as the mussels grow, the cotton sock naturally disintegrates into the water, leaving no harmful particles that could harm the environment or sea life.

Throughout the year we work closely with other fishing associations in the region to keep the beaches and water around Port Lincoln clean.

Every three months we patrol a section of the beach to remove any plastics, fishing rope or rubbish, before it does any harm to the environment or wildlife. After all, we know just how lucky we are to share in the spoils of the ocean, so the least we can do is take the best care we can.

Close-up of the rope with mussels

A better choice for the planet

Mussels are a protein source that doesn’t cost the earth. And they play an important role in keeping the waters clean and in balance. In fact, if we didn’t have mussels in the oceans, mother nature would pay the price. They keep oxygen levels in check, which can help to prevent algae blooms that can be harmful to other sea life.

If you want to reduce your impact on the environment by choosing more planet-friendly meat sources… mussels are clearly a smarter choice. And you’ll get even more protein and iron than from fillet of steak. You’ll get your protein fix and enjoy the full-bodied creamy rich flavour of mussels.

Organically Grown

Organically grown

All of our premium mussels are certified organic. That means they meet the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia’s (NASAA) Organic and Biodynamic Standard.

This covers the entire organic supply chain – from input manufacturers, producers and processors to wholesale and retail operations – ensuring organic integrity ‘from paddock to plate’.

Choosing a sustainable seafood is easy...with mussels

Our premium mussels come in single serve packs found in the chilled section of your supermarket or independent premium seafood retailers. And mussels are not just good for the ocean…they are good for you! Find out the incredible health benefits that mussels bring.

WHERE TO BUY

OUR PREMIUM PRODUCTS

Ocean fresh, certified organic and sustainably farmed, our Australian blue mussels are simply the best.

Kinkawooka Shellfish 1Kg Ready to cooked mussels

There’s no need to worry if you are cooking for a crowd with Kinkawooka’s 1kg Ready to Cook Mussels. You can feel proud serving up a pot of our ocean fresh mussels to your dinner guests

Boston Bay 1kg Ready to cook mussels

We grade, scrub and debeard our mussels, then cook them in their natural juices and spring water within an hour of harvest to guarantee that every mussel in every bag is full, sweet and delicious.

Spencer Gulf Mussels 1kg Ready to cook

No longer simply a treat you can only enjoy in a fancy restaurant – with our premium mussels you can bring the fine taste and supreme quality to your own dining table. They make an unforgettable entree or wholesome main meal

News & Articles

Why farmed mussels are the greenest, most sustainable food

To feed the predicted 10 billion people by 2050, as a society we need to focus on food production that won’t harm the environment. And there’s no better example than farmed mussels. With recent attention on the aquaculture industry, it’s important for us all to understand just how sustainable farmed mussels are.

1802 Oyster Bar x Kinkawooka Shellfish

Famous for its fresh, high quality oysters and its amazing array of local seafood, 1802 Oyster Bar is a laid-back contemporary bar and restaurant in beautiful Coffin Bay, South Australia.

EP Seafoods Wins Bronze at 2021 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show

We are proud to announce that EP Seafoods won a bronze medal in the Other Farmed Aquaculture Products class at the 2021 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. Sydney Royal Fine Food Shows are held annually and set benchmarks for a huge variety of products, from artisan bread to zesty preserves.

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