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  • 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. 

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  • 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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  • 2013 PEI Oyster Conference

    The first ever PEI Oyster Conference was recently held in November, 2013, at the Rodd Mill River Resort, Prince Edward Island. The conference was geared towards oyster growers and processors, academia, researchers, government, suppliers and anyone interested in the oyster industry.

    The event was a tremendous success, and we want to thank everyone who participated. CLICK HERE for copies of the Keynote and Panel presentations.
  • PEI Oyster App

    Your guide to where the best oysters in the world come from - Prince Edward Island! A snapshot of this amazing industry, interesting facts, figures, processors, and a mix of other tidbits that will help you get up close and personal with the PEI Oyster! Celebrate, Discover and Source the Best.  

    The newly developed PEI Oyster app is now available for download!
  • Finfish Industry Fueling the Success of Rural Communities

    President of the PEI Aquaculture Alliance and Owner of Dover Fish Hatchery, Leon Moyaert says, "The PEI Aquaculture Alliance is proud to represent the interests of the finfish sector in the province and recognizes the huge opportunity and economic potential for finfish aquaculture in the Province. We are excited about the bright future of this industry and recognize the significant contribution we are making to rural based economic activity and employment." Read More >
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Industry News


    February 23 - 25, 2015 -- REGISTER TODAY

    Delta Prince Edward Hotel & Convention Centre, Charlottetown, PEI

    For specific event information on delegate registration, exhibitor registration or partner opportunities, please click here.

    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.

  • 2014 Oyster Grower of the Year

    The sixth year of the Oyster Grower contest which highlights the wonderful oysters being grown on Island oyster farms.

    Prizes: 1st $1500, 2nd $750, 3rd $500.

    Download, complete and submit the attached rules and registration sheet to enter

    2014 Oyster Grower of the Year

  • Tie One On 2014

    If you think you are the best, challenge yourself against the best in the industry in the art of tying buoys and socks! The contest will be held Saturday September 20, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

    Prizes: 1st $1500, 2nd $750, 3rd $500

    Download, complete and submit the attached rules and registration sheet to enter
    Tie One On 2014
  • 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 presence of the diseases
    • Followed by Q&A and discussion regarding development of PEI Oyster Biosecurity Plan
    With funding support from Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) in partnership with the PEI Aquaculture Alliance and the University of PEI

    Coming to Terms with MSX and Dermo
  • Island Wide Shoreline Beach Sweep

    2014 Shoreline Beach Sweep Campaign

    June 26-29, 2014

    The PEI Aquaculture Alliance has partnered with the Province of Prince Edward Island to initiate an Island-wide shoreline clean-up effort in recognition of World Oceans Day, June 8.

    Island Wide Shoreline Beach Sweep

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