Farming mussels is in Jacob Dockendorff’s blood.
As a third-generation aqua farmer, Jacob has been working on mussel farms since he was 14 years old. His grandfather was an industry pioneer who started farming mussels when most people thought doing so was crazy and could never be profitable!
While Jacob is now very proud to carry on his family’s legacy, he once swore he would never make a career in aquaculture. However, as he spent time out on the water, learning the ropes from his family and his community, he fell in love with the job and the lifestyle. Now, as President of the Atlantic Shellfish Company, aqua farming is very much a part of his identity.