Visit dutch producers

27 de February de 2024 Board of Directors

Visit dutch producers


Dutch mussel producers walk among rafts in the Arousa estuary with Opmega


  • About thirty producers from the Netherlands are enjoying a visit to different Galician locations these days to get closer to a crop that is totally different from that grown in their country.
  • Part of the board of directors of Opmega accompanied the expedition on a trip through the Ría de Arousa that left all the members of the delegation fascinated.


Vilagarcía de Arousa, February 27, 2024.- The interest of mussel producers in the Netherlands in pan culture was perfectly reflected in the numerous questions they asked the president of Opmega, Ricardo Herbón, on the trip they made this tomorrow through the Ría de Arousa.

About thirty Dutch professionals embarked on this guided tour that is part of a broad program of activities that the delegation will carry out until next February 29 and that will also take them to the Ribeira fish market and several companies in the sector.

The trip, promoted by the Dutch organization that is in charge of the auction of mussels and shellfish, has been a discovery for many of its members who did not know in detail about mussel cultivation in Galicia, totally different from that in the Netherlands, where the mollusk It is collected in the sandy areas where the seed, previously extracted from the beaches, is deposited with trawlers.

The producers enjoyed the boat tour and later traveled to the Opmega headquarters to hear from the manager about the work carried out by the producer organization on issues of innovation and sustainability. After this talk, the guests enjoyed a tasting of several dishes made with mussels from the estuaries, where they had the opportunity to experience the great flavor and versatility of the Galician product.

More about Opmega

Opmega is a Producer Organization (OP) with a transnational scope of action recognized by Order of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of December 30, 1986 (Official State Gazette No. 23, dated 01/27/1987) as the OPP-18 . Its partners are grouped in 12 delegations, distributed in the Muros and Noia, Arousa, Pontevedra and Vigo estuaries, as well as Portugal.Noia, Arousa, Pontevedra y Vigo, además de Portugal.