The Aquaculture industry grows and harvests farmed seafood, including shellfish and finfish. Aquaculture also drives a thriving processing, packing, shipping, and export industry.
The PEI Aquaculture Alliance is an industry association that represents three separate industries: mussel, oyster, and finfish growers. The Alliance helps members promote the aquaculture industry and is a voice to speak with government about the issues that affect members.
Aquaculture provides jobs year-round, but there can be seasonal variations in work volume. The weeks running up to Christmas can be very busy, but winter can be a low period. Processors are still in operation, but once the ice sets in, labour work is cut back. In spring, things gear up again.
Students can earn a good amount of money during the summer and during the school year because of the many hours of work available, and wages are increasing a bit each year.
Nova Scotia Community College
New Brunswick Community College
To further explore a career in aquaculture on PEI:
For a list of jobs available in seafood processing and the PEI aquaculture industries, visit www.teamfoodisland.ca
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