Rich in tradition, PEI has a superior world-wide reputation for our quality and flavour with chefs, retailers, and consumers of cultured seafood products. The cool fresh waters of PEI’s bays and estuaries provide optimal growing conditions for farmed blue mussels and Malpeque oysters. Our abundant supply of high-quality groundwater also allows for dynamic Rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, Halibut hatcheries, and nursery production units to thrive in the global marketplace.

The innovative and environmentally conscious members of the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance (PEIAA) are committed to cultivating safe products, and insuring a sustainable environment. In addition to being strong partners in growing the Canadian aquaculture industry, our PEI members have ready-access to domestic, US, and International markets, and are key contributors to Prince Edward Island's economy.

  • Points East Coastal Drive is The Blue Mussel Coast!

    July 1, 2014  Mussel Mania is happening in eastern PEI. All restaurants in the region have been invited to participate in this culinary event by adding a signature mussel dish to their menu for guests to enjoy throughout the season. 

  • Climate Change and Aquaculture

    One of the keys to the success of our aquaculture industry is the open environment it operates in.  Combined with enabling climatic conditions, our members recognize their success is directly connected to the health of this environment.

    The condition of our water, land and air are all important contributors to our mission to successfully grow sustainable seafood. In that spirit, the PEI Aquaculture Alliance was delighted to partner with the University of Prince Edward Island and the PEI Department of Environment, Labor and Justice in co-hosting this Climate Change and Aquaculture Symposium; whichtook place on March 11th at UPEI.  The event was a tremendous success, and we want to thank everyone who participated.

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    February 23 - 25, 2015 -- REGISTER TODAY

    Delta Prince Edward Hotel & Convention Centre, Charlottetown, PEI

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    The purpose of the event is to facilitate the sharing of important information related to innovation and technical advances being made in mussel industries around the world. The primary audience for this two day event is the PEI Mussel Industry, with a program focused on farm innovation. Program sessions will include:

    • Farm Productivity (Carrying capacity modelling is used to assess the productivity of shellfish lease areas.  This session will present the results from recent carrying capacity studies.)
    • Industry Innovation Adoption (This session will include suppliers and supporting partners presenting on the latest technologies and innovations available to the mussel industry.)
    • Aquaculture Product Innovation (This session will review aquaculture production methods from around the world and technologies that allow previously unexplored areas to be accessed for shellfish aquaculture.)
    • Pest & Predator Control (Tunicates, sea ducks and other species can have a major impact on the productivity of some mussel farms. This session will present some prospective methods for dealing with some of the current and possible future pests and predators.)

    Headlining the program will be keynote speakers from other mussel producing regions around the world including Europe, New Zealand and North America, who will share insights, current best practices and industry innovations.

    The Trade Show will showcase the latest equipment, products and service innovations. In addition, select industry suppliers will be identified to share innovation best practices at farm level. All individuals and organizations interested in mussel industry innovation are welcome to attend.

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