Mussel meal has
- 10 times lower climat impact than whey
- 30 times lower than Swedish pork
- 160 times lower than Swedish beef
For feed applications it reduces the need for unsustainable sources such as fish- and soymeal.
Mussels improve coastal water quality. The mussels graze naturally occurring phytoplankton, who uses nitrogen and phosphorous for their growth. A large part of those nutrients in coastal waters has its origin in agriculture and other human operations, which causes eutrophication. When harvested mussels recycle nutrients back to land.
Therefore mussels can not only serve as a nutrition source, but can also improve coastal water quality.