WORLD FIRST! Bangor Mussel Producers are awarded the first enhanced fishery sustainable fishing certification.

The Marine Stewardship Council, after over a year of assessment covering all aspects of our mussel farming, have endorsed the sustainable practices we use - this is the first time in the world that this prestigious award has been given to an enhanced fishery. For more details, visit the Marine Stewardship Council website to view the MSC Certification.


Website Launched!

This new website has been created to promote the activities of the Bangor Mussel Producers Association and our commitment to maintaining a sustainable mussel industry here in North Wales. Please do give us your feedback and comments by email to [email protected] and we will keep you updated of all the relevant industry news...


The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)


The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) is the UK's largest and most diverse applied marine science centre. CEFAS makes an important contribution to securing healthy and sustainable marine and freshwater environments by helping to shape and implement policy through collaborative relationships that span the EU, UK government, non-governmental organisations, research centres and industry. CEFAS manage and provide certification for a responsible fishing scheme – 2 of Menai Mussels’ vessels are approved on this scheme.

The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW)


The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) is the Government's statutory advisor on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters. We work closely with CCW to ensure our environmental practices are protecting and wherever possible, benefitting the marine and coastal environment.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a Government Department in the UK, responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs. The overarching challenge for Defra is to secure a healthy environment in which we and future generations can prosper.

The School of Ocean Sciences (SOS)


The School of Ocean Sciences (SOS) at Bangor University is one of the largest university Marine Science departments in Europe. It is a multi-disciplinary department located on the shores of the Menai Strait, North Wales, UK. The School of Ocean Science is a leading international research institution, and one of the largest teaching departments in Europe, covering the principal disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology and physics. Menai Mussels works with the SOS by sponsoring students for postgraduate degrees and research projects and provide an outside laboratory and field experience for students.

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)


The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation. Its work contributes to maintaining and enriching biological diversity, conserving geological features and sustaining natural systems. JNCC delivers the UK and international responsibilities of the four country nature conservation agencies - Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside, the Countryside Council for Wales, Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage.



Seafish, the authority on seafood, works across all sectors of the seafood industry to promote good quality, sustainable seafood.  Their research and projects are aimed at raising standards, improving efficiency and ensuring that our industry develops in a viable way. James Wilson is a member of the Board.

The Marine Stewardship Council


The Marine Stewardship Council is the world's leading certification and ecolabelling program for sustainable seafood. The MSC are a global organisation working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation







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