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.

  • International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

    This International Symposium is held on a four year cycle, with the last meeting taking place in 2014 in Portland Oregon USA.  The Symposium is broad in scientific scope, geographic range, and impact to the Aquatic Animal Health Community worldwide.  Previous meetings have drawn Aquatic Animal Health Professionals from across the globe.
  • 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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  • Alternative and Emerging Species Workshop

    The main goal of the workshop was to inform aquaculturists of opportunities that may exist in the culture of emerging species or in the alternative use of production products or by-products from aquaculture production. Speakers included aquaculturists, product developers, researchers, service providers and potential project funders.  Attendees were encouraged to participate and share ideas and experiences.

    The proceedings provide a summary of the presentations and discussions.  The workshop explored the opportunities that emerging and alternative species and processes may present to aquaculturists, indicated possible paths forward for new developments and identified challenges that have been or may be faced with their application.

    For links to the full proceedings, and available presentations, please open the pdf below.Alternative and Emerging Species Workshop

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