Mussel Farms

Voe Marine mussel farms, based in the Shetland Islands, are at the forefront of sustainably produced seafood.
Our farms are located on the Gruting Voe, a remote location on the west side of Shetland and have been selected for their pristine water quality and are able to produce up to 600 tonnes of mussels per year.

Our mussels are harvested throughout the year and can be found in many restaurants and supermarkets throughout the UK.  Sold directly to the market with no requirement to purify them prior to selling, provides a fresher, tastier product for our customers and helps to reduce our environmental impact. We have a modern processing facility where we can pack and dispatch our own mussels and other types of seafood.  

We are proud to offer a high-quality, healthy, sustainable, and delicious product that our customers can enjoy with confidence. Voe Marine is your source for high-quality, sustainable seafood.

Local Ecosystem

Mussel Harvesting

We harvest our mussels throughout the year and sell them mainly in the UK market. Our mussels are grown on ropes suspended in the water column rather than dredged off the seabed. The farm uses traditional hand-harvesting techniques, and all of the waste from the mussels is recycled back into the local ecosystem.

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Zero Carbon Future

Sustainable Mussel Farming

Mussel farming is a great way to contribute to a zero-carbon future. Mussel shells are composites of calcium carbonate and organic material created by the mussels and capture carbon out of the water. In addition, mussel farming requires no feed input and greenhouse gas emissions during the growing cycle are minimal. As a result, mussels are a very sustainable product and an important part of a zero-carbon future.

Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum, “Carbon Footprint of Scottish Suspended Mussels and Intertidal Oysters, found that rope-grown mussels have a carbon footprint of just 0.6 kg carbon dioxide equivalents per kg of mussel meat. In comparison, beef comes in at around 19kg per kg of meat”.

Our mussels are delicious and nutritious, and we are proud to offer a product that is sustainably grown and harvested. We are constantly striving to improve our methods and to provide our customers with the best possible product.

Contact us, to learn more about our sea farms, mussels, where to buy them or to pay us a visit.

  • Voe Sea Farm, mussels ready to be hand harvested
  • Voe Sea Farm
  • Voe Sea Farm, mussels ready to be hand harvested
  • Voe Sea Farm, mussels ready to be hand harvested

Sustainable Seafood