Bangs Island Mussels Acquires highly respected Calendar Island Mussel Co., expands production of premium quality Maine mussels

Purchase of coveted lease site locations boosts availability of premium quality, sustainably grown mussels to top chefs and distributors nationwide.
On the mussel rafts at Bangs Island, Casco Bay, Maine
On the mussel rafts at Bangs Island, Casco Bay, Maine
PORTLAND, Maine - Nov. 12, 2019 - PRLog -- Bangs Island Mussels, a leading producer of premium quality, sustainably rope-grown mussels, announced today that it has acquired Calendar Island Mussels, a top tier producer with operations adjacent to Bangs Island's locations. The purchase, when augmented with updated rafts and proprietary processes at both sites, means that Bangs Island can better meet the burgeoning demand for its premium mussels among top chefs and seafood distributors.

Bangs Island is owned by father and son team Gary and Matt Moretti, who have operated the company on Portland's working waterfront for nine years. Their products have received frequent national media recognition including; Outside Magazine, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Simply Ming with Chef Ming Tsai as well as praise from acclaimed chefs like Sam Hayward, Andrew Taylor, and Barton Seaver. Bangs Island Mussels will also be the focus of an episode of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito on PBS in 2020.

"This acquisition is ideal for Bangs Island. We can actually see Calendar Island's operations from our current sites so we know that their specific locations provide optimal conditions for the highest quality mussels. It allows us to apply our proprietary, sustainable, ocean-friendly techniques to produce far more premium quality Bangs Island mussels for our customers, while expanding our family-run, people-centric business," says Matt Moretti, Bangs Island Mussels' CEO.

Bangs Island Mussels has unique sustainable raft culture techniques, yielding optimal quality and flavor characteristics. As a result, the mussels have sweet meats with excellent texture and a thin, consistent shell that high-level chefs and discerning consumers value most. "Our attention to detail, proprietary processes, commitment to sustainability and ocean stewardship are more than talking points to us; it's how we work, think, talk and act.  It's in our DNA and that will never change," adds Gary Moretti, co-owner of Bangs Island Mussels.

About Bangs Island Mussels

Bangs Island Mussels, a family owned and operated company, is one of the largest producers of farm-raised mussels and seaweed on the East coast and is based in Portland, Maine. The company is known for their premium quality mussels that are raised sustainably in the cold, pristine waters of Casco Bay.  They bring only the sweetest, plumpest and most tender mussels to market, featuring an unmatched meat-to-shell ratio, exceptional flavor, and silky texture.  Bangs Island Mussels are recognized nationally and have become the favorite of master chefs and astute eaters. For more information, contact Matt Moretti at 207.458.6288 or

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