In the summer of 2023, fresh market Cru launched the sale of the first Belgian mussels from Zeeboerderij Westdiep. A first! The target volume of 10 tonnes of mussels from the first harvest will undoubtedly increase in the coming years.
Mussels are an excellent source of protein: They contain little fat, a lot of protein and have a low carbon footprint. At Sea Farm Westdiep, we grow the blue mussel, a species that occurs naturally in the the Belgian North Sea. The mussels are meatier, have a salty taste and require less cleaning than other mussels.
Because of the waves and strong currents in the Belgian North Sea, it is not easy to cultivate mussels. Therefore, a lot of research and innovation preceded the realisation of the sea farm. Modern modelling techniques allowed us to make the design of the supporting longline systems more resistant to the natural forces of the sea.
Sea Farm Westdiep helps us expand the range of healthy, balanced food. In this way we help to improve everyone’s health step by step.
Sea Farm Westdiep collaborates with local partners and creates jobs. Together, we contribute to a better society, step by step.
At Sea Farm Westdiep, we practice aquaculture, paying attention to the seabed and biodiversity. In this way, we help to create a better environment, step by step.