mussels1Demand is high and the costs are relatively low for a new aquaculture crop that holds rich potential for expansion along the North Coast — mussels.

Paul_OlinPaul OlinFarming of mussels is not new to North America, says Bodega Bay Marine Lab adviser Paul Olin, but the potentia for growing them in California's coastal waters  remains mostly untapped.

Getting mussel longlines started can be done naturally, Olin explains, or they can be seeded with "starter" shellfish from hatcheries in Oregon and Washington.

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