6-8 Pieces per Can
Baby mussels are packed around ropes at an ideal density using biodegradable mesh. Within a matter of hours the mussels attach themselves to the rope. The mesh eventually dissolves away.
Ramón Franco team members tending the Batea
A Ramón Franco batea on rough seas
La Batea (Raft)
This raft supports the vertical ropes.
The mussels reach their mature size on the ropes
Detail photo of Ramón Franco rope
Underwater photo of ropes by Ramón Franco
Ramón Franco boat heading out to the Batea
The rope is extracted from the Batea with a crane.
The basket strips the mussels off the rope.
Harvest unloaded onto boat.