Global demand for North American blue mussels is on the rise, due to increased supplies, innovative packaging techniques and reduced competition from other producing regions.

“There is a lot more interest from Europe. Production has been down in Spain and some other areas, so mussels are making their way from Canada,” says one supplier.

There is also heightened demand from China and Asia. In the past, Asian countries had purchased green mussels from New Zealand and Australia. However, thei…