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Old 1st Sep 2019, 08:19
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Originally Posted by SaulGoodman View Post
Yes I did mean that. Around 85 percent of Dutch mussels come from Dutch waters. The rest comes from Ireland and Denmark. No issues there post Brexit
Ok, admittedly I don't understand.

Re Dutch mussels. British mussel growers in The Wash had their mussel lays raided by ducks. They sought permission from Natural England to cull duck numbers to stop the lays being eaten. Permission was refused so rather than allow mussels to grow to maturity they sell the lays to the Netherlands.

Mussel fishers also go out to the mud flats at high tide, drive their boats in tight circles to open up the flats. They settle as the tide recedes and then collect the shell fish.

The European demand is there. If British mussels became more expensive would EU consumers go without or pay more?
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