• Growing Conditions
• Seed Collection
• Caring for the oysters
Healthy & Nutritious Oysters >>
Oyster production has been part of the Island's seafood industry since 1865 when a provincial statute was passed allowing individuals to lease specific areas of water to bottom-cultivate oysters.
After grading, the oysters are processed. Currently, there are some provincially-licensed processors who purchase oysters for in-province and domestic markets. There are also 13 provincially-licensed and federally-registered processors which purchase oysters for export markets.
With concerted efforts between our dedicated growers (like the Island Oyster Growers Group), processors as well as the provincial and federal governments, PEI oysters have reached a pinnacle in their growth and are now recognized as a superior product of consistent high quality and taste. These efforts ensure that PEI oysters remain a recognized product with a major share in the world market place.
View the complete list of: PEI Aquaculture Alliance Member Oyster Processors: