Owner and ship Captain Theo de Koning, is a fifth generation Dutch mussel farmer, who learned the business from his grandfather in the Netherlands. A graduate of an advanced fisheries college in the Netherlands, he is using the most advanced technology and best practices for fisheries management as a steward of this valuable resource, and passing that knowledge down to the next generation.
Co-Owner Fiona de Koning, is more than the familiar voice of the company. As head of operations and sales, she guides “the little company that can” through storm or calm seas and always with a sense of humor.
Eldest son, Alex de Koning joined the family business after graduating from the University of Maine with a degree in engineering. His enthusiasm and knowledge fueled the business’ growth, leading to the 2016 move into a new larger facility. Alex’s vision lead to improved efficient production that shortens the “ship to shore” time so that the company can supply customers the freshest product possible.
Like his father and brother, Max de Koning eats and sleeps mussel farming! A junior in high school, Max juggles school work, his love of photography and working on the farm. His skills as ship crew and at the processing plant make him an valuable member of the family team.