Advance Mussel Supply is a family owned and operated business that has been farming Mussels in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia for over 30 years.
They are one of the original Mussel farmers in Port Phillip Bay and one of the largest, with multiple growing sites at Clifton Springs and Grassy point aquaculture zones.
Advance Mussel Supply has been a pioneer in developing new growing techniques and building purpose built equipment and boats.
Their goal is to produce high quality mussels all year round.
The growing cycle starts off with baby mussels (spat) that are either caught naturally in Port Phillip Bay or generated in a purpose built hatchery at Queenscliff.
When the spat reaches 25mm in size it is then ready to be placed at a set rate per metre onto a continuous rope. This seeded rope is then hung onto a submerged long-line on our farm sites. The mussels are then allowed to grow until they reach saleable size, 70mm and greater, this takes about 12 months.
Mussels are filter feeders, so they feed on natural algae with no added artificial food. Our farm sites are water tested every 2 weeks for water quality, to guarantee a top quality growing site at all times.