Aquaculture of indigenous molluscs on Madeira Island
Go Limpets conducts aquaculture research for the production and maintenance of molluscs for human consumption. Our team works with marine biology research centers for the continuous improvement of aquaculture processes and their digitization.
Go Limpets seeks to produce and market live molluscs for human consumption. From the applied research of mollusc species with the greatest gastronomic and economic value up to their commercialization, we seek to optimize the aquaculture process and create value throughout the appropriate distribution chain. We work with renowned regional gastronomy to distribute fresh produce of high quality and for consumption.
Currently, aquaculture mollusc production reaches an annual world production of 15 170 738 tonnes and exceeds the value of fish production more than 900 times.
For us, the species of interest are the limpets (Patella candei and P. aspera), Mussel (Mytilidae), Clams (Ruditapes decussates), Abalone (Haliotis tuberculata), etc...
Specifically in the islands of Madeira, the limpet has a high interest for human consumption, and harvesting in natural habitats is a common practice. Our project intends to propose an alternative to wild capture.