Giles Coren and Welsh Menai Strait Mussels

Giles Coren braves the Menai strait at low tide to visit Britain’s biggest mussel farm with Farmer James Wilson. The Menai Strait's unique topography makes it perfect for mussel farming and this is now the UK’s biggest mussel farm providing around three quarters of our farmed mussels. Science, technology and sheer hard graft have turned this underwater world into one of the richest bits of farmland in Wales. The fleet here harvest 11,000 tonnes of mussels a year, most of which end up in Europe.

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Role Contributor
PresenterGiles Coren
Series ProducerSarah Gibbs
Executive ProducerLisa Ausden

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