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NZ company plans biggest mussel farm in Australia

AUSTRALIA - New Zealand company Flinders Seafood Holdings Ltd says it plans to make its Wallaroo Blue mussel farm in the Spencer Gulf the biggest in Australia over the next five years. </b> <br><br> The business is spending $A4.5 million ($NZ5.42 million) developing its 200ha lease in the Spencer Gulf to supply 2000 tonnes a year of blue mussels to the fresh seafood market. <br><br> Company director Bruce Koller told the ABC a major part of the expansion would be marketing mussels to Australian consumers. <br><br> &quot;In New Zealand we eat about 2.25kg of mussels per head per year and in Australia it&#39;s about one tenth of that,&quot; he said. <br><br> <i>Source: Stuff.co.nz</i>

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