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Mussel farm plan to transform seafront
DAYTRIPPERS may soon be able to sit on the seafront eating local mussels and chips, if a new fishery is created.
A group of Leigh fishermen want to establish beds along Southend’s seafront to harvest the native blue mussels.
The fishery could boost local wildlife, clean the sea for bathers and provide scores of jobs.
Paul Gilson, joint chairman of Leigh and Southend Fishermen’s Association, said: “Mussels are a highly sought-after shellfish and the foreshore has tremendous potential.
“Mussels are great for the natural habitat and are wonderful filter feeders. The more you have, the cleaner the water.”
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