Pilot testing of Longline method for Green mussel culture in traditional areas

The project will pilot test the mussel longline culture method for green mussel Perna viridis in selected key mussel areas of the Philippines to determine its socioeconomic acceptability and adaptability and to compare the production performance and profitability of longline mussel culture method with the traditional stake farming method of mussel. It assesses the potential market of the commodity especially in areas with high mussel production.

Project Leaders

Dr. Fiona L. Pedroso

Dr. Fiona L. Pedroso

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences,
University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV)


  • Limits sedimentation and reduces damage to coastal environment
  • Can be used in deeper waters
  • Produces high quality mussels
  • Will modernize mussel industry

Target Beneficiaries

  • Mussel farmers
  • Fisherfolk


  • Bolinao
  • Pangasinan
  • Sorsogon