The green-lipped mussel (perna canaliculus) is a great example of our sustainability practices in action. This native New Zealand species has long been recognised for its nutritional and health-supporting properties. Our mussel farms in the Marlborough Sounds and Canterbury use innovative, ethical and sustainable farming methods to grow and harvest mussels, so their benefits can be enjoyed by generations to come.
We take great care to ensure that our farms have minimal impact on the environment. A key aspect of this is that unlike land or fish farms, mussels don't require additives such as feed or fertiliser to grow. Instead, they feed on the plankton in the sea. As such, they clean the water, improving the overall health of the marine ecosystem – making mussels one of the most sustainable crops on the planet.