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

Sustainable mussels – good eating begins at home

Mussels are exploding onto the culinary scene, globally recognised as one of the true natural superfoods. Mussels boast a superior nutritional profile than red meat and a higher protein content than finned fish. It is time to get your dose of the world’s most affordable seafood delicacy with the added advantage of supporting a farmed protein source that contributes to a healthier planet.

Sustainable mussels – the healthier meat alternative

The science is in and the experts have spoken. Sustainably farmed mussels are the way forward when it comes to finding an alternative to your meat fix.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS); says that when it comes to the environment and marine health, mussels are one of the best options from a sustainability point of view.

A pot of steamed mussels a Belgian icon

If you’ve ever been to Belgium, you would have heard the saying “Belgian people cook with the finesse of the French but eat with the passion and portion size of the Germans,” or something along these lines. From the marauding days of the Vikings, Romans and Spanish, to the delicate touch of the French and the love of the amber brew from the Germans, the Belgian food scene has many influences. Their passion for beer and mussels is as traditional as any heritage found throughout the European continent.

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