Mussels in Spain!

Here’s a subtitled documentary from 1970 about the economy of mussel aquaculture in Spain. Particulary the blue mussel, or Mytilus edulis. The FAO shows the distribution of this species to be around Spain, Italy, northern Europe, and a strech of of North Carolina. Interesting the FAO claims that “The substantial mussel production of Spain (e.g. 201 025 tonnes in 2002) is reported to FAO as M. edulis but the author of this fact sheet states that nearly all of this is in fact M. galloprovincialis.” Oh, the controversy!

Let’s get away from this controversy with a little light reading:


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