7/4/2011

Website Launched!

This new website has been created to promote the activities of the Bangor Mussel Producers Association and our commitment to maintaining a sustainable mussel industry here in North Wales. Please do give us your feedback and comments by email to [email protected] and we will keep you updated of all the relevant industry news...


26/10/2010 

WORLD FIRST! Bangor Mussel Producers are awarded the first enhanced fishery sustainable fishing certification.

The Marine Stewardship Council, after over a year of assessment covering all aspects of our mussel farming, have endorsed the sustainable practices we use - this is the first time in the world that this prestigious award has been given to an enhanced fishery. For more details, visit the Marine Stewardship Council website to view the MSC Certification.

 

It is widely accepted that one of the greatest threats to biodiversity is that posed by Invasive Non-Native Species. 

The mussel fishery operating in the Menai Strait is the largest in the UK and accounts for at least half of the entire UK output.  The fisheries are entirely dependant on the import of ‘seed’ mussels from outside of the Fishery Order areas within which they operate. 

A Code of Good Practice relating to sourcing mussel seed and importing it into the Menai Strait was drawn up in July 2008 between the Bangor Mussel Producers Association and Countryside Council for Wales.  The objective of this Code is to develop a working protocol that will enable the shellfish industry to safely continue the practice of importing mussel seed from areas outside the Menai Strait, without contributing to the spread of Invasive Non-Native Species.  The industry have pledged to strictly abide by the Code. Click here to view a copy of the Code of practice.

 

 

 

 

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