The PDO Mexillón de Galicia (Galician Mussel)covers the mussels that really
come from the Galician Ria Valleys and certify that they are grown according to
the traditional and natural way of the Galician Rias, based on a respectful
relationship with the environment.
Galician mussels have
organoleptic characteristics directly related to the area in which they grow, as the Galician Rias are one of the
most important phytoplankton deposits on the planet, and that abundance gives
the product a palatability, texture, flavour and colour, that differentiate
these mussels from those of a different origin.
The DOP seal indicates
that the products are from Galicia and its production, processing and
preparation takes place in the territory of the autonomous region.
The brand pesca de Rias, ¿de
onde se non? is a hallmark for the promotion of fish and shellfish
from the Galician artisanal fleet. All products identified with this label,
come from shellfish gathering or inshore fishing which are unloaded daily in
the ports of Galicia.
When they are first sold, they have all
been out of the sea for less than 24 hours. The extraction methods are also
environmentally friendly, and aim at sustainable fishing.
This label allows consumers to easily
distinguish products and is a guarantee of freshness and quality, respect
for the environment and application of hygienic practices and proper
handling by companies that commercialise them.
The fishery products found in the brand
belong to these groups:
They can be found in the market fresh, frozen, processed (canned) and /
or processed (precooked).