For six generations our family has been firmly planted in aquaculture.
While much has changed over the years, our family's passion and hands on efforts remain as strong as ever.
In 1776 there was a riot in the Netherlands, and it started because of mussels. The local land baron had to intervene and the spokesperson for the mussel men was an ancestor of ours; Theun de Koning. Theun explained that people were poaching mussels from land where mussels were being cultivated, so the Baron allocated areas to farm mussels and so began the aquaculture lease system. They could now cultivate mussels of high quality and sustainably. Our family has been farming mussels ever since.