Portarlington Mussel Festival
Starting with a small handful of farmers in 1982, the industry now boasts over 20 mussels farmers in Port Phillip Bay.

Most commonly grown are the tasty blue mussels which are sweet in flavour, high in protein and low in fat. The mussel industry is very labour intensive with much of the work very much dependent on the weather.

Weather permitting the boats can run seven days a week doing spat collections, socking, harvesting & maintenance.
Mussels are one of the least expensive seafoods, are extremely versatile and easy to prepare – making them extremely popular and ideal for an economical tasty meal!