Mussel farming

Mussel farming

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mussel farming. A fisherman pulling a rope with mussels out of the water. Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) are farmed for food in temperate waters around the world. The ropes are wrapped around wooden pilings, known as bouchots which are erected in the seawater and provide a firm anchor for mussel growth. Photographed in Skye, Scotland, UK.

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