Country's First Offshore Shellfish Ranch Opens in LA County

Catalina Sea Ranch offers sustainably raised mussels starting in mid-July.

The 100-acre aquaculture farm of Catalina Sea Ranch, the country's first such operation in federal waters, is open for business off Long Beach. The operation, which raises mussels sustainably on suspended ropes, will harvest its first round of the shellfish in mid-July for sale to local restaurants.