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 farmed oysters. Our abundant supply of high-quality groundwater also allows for dynamic Rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, and Atlantic halibut hatcheries, nurseries and 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.
Oyster Enhancement Fund (OEF)
The OEF has been developed in response to the on-going disruptions of key seafood markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund is intended to purchase choice grade, cocktail-sized (2–3 inches) and/or market-sized (3+ inch) oysters from PEI off-bottom oyster growers. These will be used to enhance commercially fished oyster beds, as well as i... More Details
PEI Aquaculture Alliance Newsletter - Spring / Summer 2020
The latest edition of the Alliance Newsletter is now available for download (www.aquaculturepei.com/pdfs/164.pdf)
COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Toolkit for PEI Aquaculture Businesses
All Island businesses need to develop an operational plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been highlighted by the Provincial government (click here for more details).
The PEI Aquaculture Alliance has been hard at work on behalf of all our members, mussel, oyster and finfish farmers, and is happy to share this COVID-19 SOP Toolkit. Si... More Details
Team Seafood Summer Bursary
The Team Seafood Summer Bursary program has just doubled it’s amount for this summer as a way to encourage more students to work in the seafood sector.
High school students going into grades 11 and 12 in the Fall of 2020 will be eligible for a $1000 bursary. Grade 12 students entering university or college in the fall of 2020 or students re... More Details
Summary of Federal and Provincial Support Programs during COVID-19 Pandemic
We have produced a summary of the support programs that have been created to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions on these programs please direct them to the program administrators.
Please also see this information package on the programs a... More Details
PEI Aquaculture Human Resources Survey
The PEI Aquaculture Alliance has engaged CollaboVantage Consultants to update key elements and confirm the relevance of the recommendations of a previous report from 2014 - "A Labour Market Analysis and Strategy Development Supporting the PEI Aquaculture Sector."
As part of this, we will need to survey all sectors, smaller and larger fir... More Details
PEI Oyster Aquaculture Business Conference Sponsored by RapTech - Environmentally Strong
The Final Report for the PEI Oyster Aquaculture Business Conference, is now available, including all the (currently available) presentations.
Each presentation is linked from the Conference agenda, simply click on the link to read the presentation.
Oyster Infrastructure and Training (OIT) Program
The purpose of Oyster Infrastructureand Training (OIT) Program is to assist oyster aquaculture operations to:
Purchase of equipmentintended to address labour shortages through increased product handlingcapabilities,expand oyster seed rearing capacity,enhancetraceability and record keeping,orimprovethe maintenance of product quality ... 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