Portland-Based Mussel Grower Acquires Neighboring Competitor

Bangs Island Mussels, a Portland producer of rope-grown mussels sold in restaurants like Fore Street and Scales, has acquired another local grower, Calendar Island Mussel Co.

Bangs Island would not detail terms of the deal, but on Monday told Mainebiz it closed in the past several weeks and included all of Calendar Island’s eight mussel rafts and other equipment. The sale also included leased mussel sites adjacent to the Bangs Island ones in Casco Bay.

No Calendar Island employees have joined Bangs Island, but the company plans to hire a few full-time employees as a result of the acquisition, CEO Matthew Moretti said by email.

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