Pemaquid Mussel Farms was founded in 2007, as a vertically integrated company of owner-operators with the purpose of growing the highest quality rope grown mussels along the coast of Maine. The owners of PMF pioneered the development of raft cultivation of mussels, beginning in 1998, and mechanization of mussel processing at sea aboard the mussel harvest vessel Mumbles. We combined forces of 4 established farms, a state of the art harvest and processing vessel, and over 25 years of shellfish aquaculture production and marketing to form PMF.
Mussels are harvested, washed, graded, debyssed, inspected, purged, bagged, tagged and iced during each harvest day, and shipped in red, white and blue 10 lb. bags for the restaurant trade. Large mussels are graded out, shucked by Oceanville Seafood, and smoked by Stonington Seafood Products in Stonington, Maine and these hickory and cherry wood smoked mussel meats are available in vacuum packed ½ pound bags. PMF prides itself in producing high quality, nutritious, locally and sustainably grown mussels for Maine and Northeast U.S. We distribute twice a week to over 40 restaurants in mid-coast Maine and a dozen wholesalers.
Our rafts are located in Lincoln County (Damariscotta River), Waldo County (Belfast Bay), and Hancock County (Stonington and Lamoine) on aquaculture lease sites. Mussel meat yields average 35-50% throughout the year, which makes them meatier than wild mussels, mussels from PEI, and bottom cultured mussels, the shells are thinner, and they have no objectionable pearls. We believe they are the finest mussels available.
Call Peter Fischer on our sales line (207-380-6478) for information about pricing. Contact Carter Newell (Ph.D), the founder, about any technical questions about mussels, at firstname.lastname@example.org