rom the platforms hang umbilical cords which give life to various species of molluscs. This greatly increases their reproduction.

The great wealth of the waters and the beneficial environmental conditions in the Galician bays boost the growth rate and the quality of the mussel. Galician mussels are grown and harvested from floating platforms in sheltered parts of the bays of Vigo, Pontevedra, Arousa, Muros-Noia and Ares-Betanzos.