Ample supplies, low prices aid mussel sales
Demand for fresh blue mussels remains steady, while frozen mussel meat demand is inching higher.
“Supplies of both Maine wild mussels and Prince Edward Island rope-grown mussels are adequate, enough to keep up with demand. There were not that many closures this year for Maine wild mussels, so it was a good season,” said one Northeast mussel wholesaler.
As a result of steady supplies and slightly higher demand, pricing has also been steady. PEI rope-grown mussels are selling for an average …