Mussels in Galicia are farmed on wooden platforms, called rafts.
Galician mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Linamar have been certified Friend of the Sea. Mussels in Galicia are farmed on wooden platforms, called rafts. They are made of eucalyptus beams fastened on top of 4 or 6 floaters anchored to the sea bed with a concrete block. From each raft hung several ropes where mussels grow.
During the spawning season the mussel larvae float downstream until they attach themselves to the raft ropes (spat collectors), or until they arrive to the coastal rocks. After some time farmers transfer the baby mussels to a different rope so they have enough space to grow. Sometimes farmers also collect the mussel seeds from the rocks and attach them to the ropes.
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