Green news in France - June 2019

A monthly update on environmental events and occurrences in France: mussel mortality, school pollution and eco-friendly farmer payouts

Mystery mussel mortality

Shellfish farming experts were left baffled by an abnormally high mortality rate among mussels growing on the Pas-de-Calais (Hauts-de-France) coast at the end of February.

On the shellfish beds between Equihen and Cap Gris-Nez, tons of wild moules were found dead, with the Departmental directorate of territories and the sea (DDTM) commenting: “The causes of this mortality could not be determined.”

However, authorities ensured that “the consumption ...

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