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Scottish Mussels An Excellent Consumer Choice

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SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) is highlighting to consumers that mussels are an excellent choice at this time of year because of their tremendous quality.

Stephen Cameron, chief executive of SSMG, says that sweet tasting mussels are particularly succulent just now and represent a great purchase whether in a restaurant or eating at home.

Our rope-grown mussels are in superb condition at the moment and are low in calories and fat, making them an excellent choice for the health conscious."

Shellfish such as mussels and oysters are seriously good for you and are some of the most nutritious foods known to man. Low in calories and fat, they are an excellent source of protein, essential vitamins and Omega-3 oils."

We have encountered incredibly strong demand for our mussels and oysters over the past year. We have managed to secure some of this increase through developing new markets for our shellfish and also through innovating with new products.

SSMG is the UKs premier producer of finest quality mussels and oysters supplying most major supermarkets as well as wholesalers and restaurants. Last year, rope-grown mussels produced by SSMG became the first farmed seafood in the UK to achieve the prestigious Friend of the Sea (FoS) certification providing independent confirmation of the sustainability of its aquaculture operations and minimal environmental impact.

SSMG farms have also successfully completed the pre-assessment phase for the flagship Marine Stewardship Council standard as a well managed, sustainable and environmentally responsible operation. Farms are now currently undergoing the full MSC assessment process with completion due in early 2012.

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