Why mussels?

In addition to being a significant food source, green-lipped mussels / kūtai can been described as “ecosystem engineers”[1].  They provide an amazing array of “biosystem services”: 

Filtering the water

Mussels filter the water

Providing food for other species

Mussel reefs are a food source

Boosting biodiversity & biomass

Mussel reefs are biodiversity hotspots

Find our more about our work in restoring the mussel reefs.