The Aquaculture industry on PEI includes growing and harvesting of farmed seafood, including shellfish and finfish. Aquaculture also drives a thriving processing, packing, shipping, and export industry.
“Aquaculture now supplies more than 50 percent of the global demand for fish and seafood, and predictions are for demand to increase by seven percent annually. Aquaculture is a major contributor to rural and coastal communities across the country, often in areas where few economic opportunities currently exist.” Learn more . . .
According to Annual Provincial Statistical Review for 2017 the top seafood species cultivated on PEI are mussels and oysters. Finfish such as rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, and halibut are also cultivated. The total value of finfish, oysters, and mussels produced in 2017 was $45,823,000.
The industry directly employs over 2,000 people, and indirectly fuels employment in multiple product and service industries.
Aquaculture on Prince Edward Island – Hiring practices
Cascumpec Bay Oyster Company, Cascumpec
Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada, Fortune
Elanco Animal Health, Charlottetown
North Lake Fisheries Inc., North Lake
PEI Mussel King, Morell
Prince Edward Aqua Farms, New London
Seafood 2000 Inc., Georgetown
|For more information, contact the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance at 902-368-2757. Visit www.aquaculturepei.com.|
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