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.
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. We have split these into two categories:
Aquaculture Canada & WAS North America 2020 - 30th August-2nd September, 2020 - St. John's Convention Centre, St. John's
Aquaculture Canada & WAS North America 2020 will take place on the 30th August to the 2nd September, 2020 at the St. John's Convention Centre in St Johns, Newfoundland.
The conference will feature hundreds of worldclass speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, business and social aspects of aquaculture.
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
Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter
Dear PEIAA Members,
Check out the latest newsletter (www.aquaculturepei.com/pdfs/116.pdf). Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and Happy and Safe New Year!
PEI Aquaculture Alliance Team
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 Program
To apply to the Oyster Infrastructure and Training (OIT) Program please download the Application Form (now a fillable pdf) and Guidelines.
If you have any questions about the OIT Program please contact Mel Pasher, Program Officer, at 902-626-8197 or via e-mail.
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