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Friday, 7 July 2017

Mussels

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.


http://www.peaqua.com/mussel_recipes.php


There are mussels on the menu next week!

24 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Not a fave food of mine, I'm afraid. You can have my share!

DJan said...

There are so many different kinds of fish off your island's shores. I am enjoying learning about them, Marie. :-)

Tomoko said...

I am fish eater rather than pork and beef. I enjoyed seeing those fishing boats.
(#^.^#)!

Joanne Noragon said...

I love mussels, but they're too rich in my dotage.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a very smart fleet of mussel boats Marie, super signage.. Pure Mussel made me smile ☺ you have such a super coastline to explore, I should do that more too!

Celia said...

The "A and R" is a working piece of art. Really enjoy seeing your photos of those boats.

Debbie said...

i enjoy poking around fishing yards, your images are beautiful!!!

Elephant's Child said...

The A and R does look fast (and stylish). Much, much faster than the mussels would seem to require.

Marie Smith said...

I will, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

It is a great place for seafood, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

You would love the seafood here, Tomoko.

Marie Smith said...

They are rich, Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

You must have beautiful coastline there, PDP.

Marie Smith said...

I love watching these working boats, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

I love visiting the harbours too, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

She's a beauty alright, EC.

bill burke said...

The harbour is a wonderful place to visit. Lots of boats with unique names. Mussell Madness is a great name for a boat. I do love mussels too.
Have a wonderful weekend Marie.

Marie Smith said...

It is a great name, Bill.

Have a great weekend!

Ratty said...

I don't think I've ever had mussels, but I like seeing the boats a lot.

Marie Smith said...

We love them, Ratty. You should try them.

Mage said...

That looks like a fun jaunt. Let us know how the mussels were.

Marie Smith said...

I will, Mage.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting photos. I've never tasted mussels. I hope you'll share a photo of your dish!

Marie Smith said...

I will, Mildred.