Did You Know?
Since shellfish feed only on the naturally occurring organisms in our Island waters, our shellfish farmers depend on clean, nutrient-rich waters for their livelihoods.
The presence of filter feeding shellfish, like mussels and oysters, in PEI waters can play a beneficial ecological role when dealing with the effects of upland activities on our coastal areas.
Mussel and oyster farms provide homes and protection to a number of invertebrate and fish communities.
Industry Commitment >>
The Prince Edward Island aquaculture industry is an innovative, environmentally dependant industry built by proactive, visionary entrepreneurs who have developed effective production and processing techniques.
As an industry, we are committed to maintaining our reputation for being clean and ecologically friendly by managing aquaculture operations in an environmentally sustainable manner. This commitment is best demonstrated through the development of:
The industry is committed to managing aquaculture operations in an environmentally sustainable manner. This commitment is demonstrated through development of this Environmental Policy and Shellfish Aquaculture Environmental Codes Of Practice (SAECOP).
PEI Aquaculture Industry Research & Development Efforts:
On-going research and development is essential to the maintenance and growth of a sustainable aquaculture industry. The PEI aquaculture industry takes a pro-active role in funding/partnering on research and development projects. Industry research and development priorities are established annually by the PEI Aquaculture Alliance and their member associations.