EU ramps up mussel production but remains heavily dependant on imports

Published on
June 26, 2017

The EU increased its mussel production by more than 20,000 metric tons (MT) in 2015 to reach a level of 544,629 MT, making it the world’s second most important producer of the bivalves behind China, confirmed the latest statistics on the trade compiled by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA). 

Despite this growth and accounting for 27 percent of the global supply, the EU-28 had a mussel trade deficit of EUR 118 million (USD 131.8 mi…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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