Mussel fishing boats are a common sight in the waters around Prince Edward Island. On a recent visit to Stanley Bridge, my husband and I stopped to look at the boats in the marina and many were mussel boats.
Some of the boats have names associated with the industry, such as Mussel Madness
or Pure Mussel.
We had a good look at the hoists on the decks. Unlike some fisheries which have a short season, mussel harvesting is a year round business, making the investment more cost effective.
A short video about the industry is here: http://peimussel.com/mussel-farming
Buoys, which are left over after the mussels are harvested, were on their way to storage.
On the beach near New London lighthouse a week later, I recognized one of the mussel boats from Stanley Bridge as it returned from its day of harvesting. The A and R is a fast one!
We haven't had mussels in some time! Our favourite recipes involve curry, such as the recipe on this site.
There are mussels on the menu next week!