We conducted a survey in the Bay of Burgas, among old fishermen, their inheritors and people leading sea chronicles, trying to find its origin and first application ...
Based on the gathered information, we came to believe that the Mussels collector is an entirely Bulgarian creation.
Our claim rests on the fact that, compared to other seas,
the Black Sea water is the most for free or cultivated breeding of of the black Muthilus Gallaprovincialis mussels.
We met with old fishermen,
who shared that in the early history mussels harvesting was performed by boats, with a certain type of paddles attached to long wooden rods.
Later on they were adjusted for diving, leading to the collector we have today. The oldest we found is almost forty years old.