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.
Mussel Growers Receive Support for Organic Certification
Independent mussel growers on the Island have received support to obtain national organic certification thanks to the PEI Aquaculture Alliance and funding from the Provincial Department of Fisheries and Communities through the Aquaculture Futures program.
The three-phase project was offered to members of the Aquaculture Alliance, which serves... More Details
COVID-19 Business Support Program Summary
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.
Latest updates from Federal and Provincial government for COVID-19 Business Support Programs located at the following link:
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
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