Manuelita Acuicultura predicts steady growth for Chilean mussel industry

Manuelita Acuicultura products on display at Seafood Expo North America 2023.

Since opening operations in 2011, Puerto Montt, Chile-based Manuelita Mussels have risen to become one of the primary mussel aquaculture farming companies in Chile, exporting mussels to more than 30 markets worldwide. 

The company exhibited three of its top mussel products - half shell, whole shell, and exclusive mussel meat - with the ProChile booth at Seafood Expo North America, runnign from 12 to 14 March, in Boston, Massachusetts. The company said it hopes to further expand its market in the U.S.

Manuelita Acuicultura position commercial manager Edgardo Alzamora told SeafoodSource it has solid markets in Europe and the U.S., and has estimates showing that the mussel industry and market will continue to grow in the coming years. 

The company currently has two farms on Chiloe Island

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