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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE TO INCREASE MUSSEL FARMS…

The Ministry of Agriculture rolled up its sleeves to clean the seas more. The capacity of mussel farms will increase. The purpose of mussel farms is to both clean the seas and provide healthy mussel consumption.

Mustafa Altuğ Atalay

Mussels that will filter the Marmara water. In other words, it is the natural filter and natural cleaner of the seas and waters. In this context, the Ministry of Agriculture rolled up its sleeves. The mussel farms will boost their capacity. Mustafa Altuğ Atalay, General Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, said, “As the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, we especially encourage the establishment of mussel farms and leaving the mussel farm to nature. A production activity with a capacity of 15 thousand tonnes has started in Marmara so far. It will reach 45 thousand tonnes in it.”

MUSSEL FORMULA TO CLEAN THE SEA…

Well what does it mean? How much water will be cleaned? Mustafa Altuğ Atalay explained, “One mussel filters and cleans approximately 10 litres of water per hour. It is comforting to estimate in 1 hour how much water to be filtered by 22.5 billion mussels after the production of 45 thousand tonnes.”

ATTENTION TO UNDER COUNTER PRODUCTS!

When mussels clean the water, the question of what to pay attention to while eating comes to mind. Mustafa Altuğ Atalay stated that mussels grown in these farms are also safer to eat and warned against selling under the counter:

Mussel

“For the mussel farm, samples are taken from the water every week for analysis. If it is not suitable, it is definitely not allowed to be grown. Mussels are still grown under the counter but the inspection continues. They should buy from a known place. We recommend that they eat from places where more cultured mussels are sold.”

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