OUR R&D PROJECTS
developing the native california mussel as a new aquaculture species
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and in collaboration with Santa Barbara Mariculture and the University of Southern California, HoldFast is working to develop a local and native mussel species for aqua-farmers.
creating locally sourced and locally adapted mussel seed for the pacific southwest
Funded by the Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission, HoldFast is working with Santa Barbara Mariculture to develop high quality, locally sourced and locally adapted mussel varieties for Pacific Southwest farmers.
DEVELOPING PREMIUM MUSSEL PRODUCTS
We are teaming up with culinary experts and Santa Barbara Mariculture to produce delicious premium products using locally grown and sustainable mussels. Tasting parties coming soon.