Smoked mussels from Vilsund (Denmark)
Facts & Figures
Fishing for mussels is actually a combination between wild capture and aquaculture. With bottom culture, the mussels seeds are caught from the wild and dispered on a predefined plot on the seafloor. When they are large enough for consumption, they are caught.
The harbor town of Nykøbing is located on the island of Mors in the Limfjord. The small and colorful mussel boats in the old harbor are a fantastic sight. It is home to the fishing company Vilsund, which became the world's first mussel fishery to be MSC certified in 2010. With a dedicated team, they catch and produce those tasty, traditionally smoked mussels.