Farming Island Waters with Pride

Farming Island Waters with Pride

Farming Island Waters with Pride

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. 


News and Events

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 ... More Details

Estuarine Environmental Health and Shellfish Aquaculture Conference
Estuarine Environmental Health and Shellfish Aquaculture Conference
March 27-28th at the Rodd Charlottetown
The PEI Aquaculture Alliance in partnership with the PEI Watershed Alliance will host a two-day conference on estuarine environmental health and shellfish aquaculture in PEI waters.
  • Day 1: Health of the Watershed, from the Land to t... More Details

Let's Talk - New Member Benefit
To coincide with Bell Let’s Talk Day, we would like to announce a new Alliance member benefit. Let’s Talk about our new program that offers growers and their immediate family members access to free confidential, professional counselling services provided by the Atlantic Employee Assistance Providers. Let's stop the stigma around mental health. For... More Details

New Pilot Project Offers Opportunity For Free Training and Work Placements in Georgetown PEI
GEORGETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, April 2019 —Opportunity is knocking in Georgetown, PEI!  Atlantic Aqua Farms will be the first employer on Prince Edward Island to take part in an innovative new pilot project called ‘Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries’ (ESAF).  Together, Atlantic Aqua Farms and PEI Literacy Alliance, will provide a group of ... More Details

Outlook for Oyster Markets in North America and Beyond
We were lucky enough to be able to have John Sackton, founder and publisher of News, as our guest speaker at the recent Island Oyster Growers Group annual general meeting.  John is a globally recognized expert in seafood and fisheries markets.

Coming to Terms with MSX and Dermo
The U.S. Experience with Oyster Diseases, and the Bright Future for Oysters in Eastern North America

A presentation from Dr. Ryan Carnegie of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science; covering 

  • Background on the major parasites and history of their impact in the US
  • Strategies that have led to rapid industry growth despite the pres... More Details

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