The Aquaculture industry on PEI includes growing and harvesting farmed seafood, including shellfish and finfish. Aquaculture also drives a thriving processing, packing, shipping, and export industry.
The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers report, Aquaculture Development Strategy 2016 – 2019, says the following:
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.
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According to the Prince Edward Island Economic Update 2018:
The fishery continues to be an important sector on PEI, and demand for Island seafood products remains strong.Labour shortages, an issue in 2018, are projected to continue into 2019 in numerous industries, including construction, aquaculture, fish processing and agriculture, retail sales and accommodation and food services.
The industry directly employs over 2,000 people, and indirectly fuels employment in multiple product and service industries.
The Seafood Processors Association notes the seafood processing sector employs close to 9,000 people. The members provide local markets for thousands of fishing operations and jobs for thousands of people on the Island.
Aquaculture on Prince Edward Island – Hiring practices
|Those looking for work in the aquaculture industry may submit a resumé to [email protected] . These are distributed to Aquaculture Alliance members.
Employers can sign on to this list by e-mailing Check out the latest news in the aquaculture industry at the Alliance’s News Centre [email protected] .
For more information, contact the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance at 902-368-2757. Visit www.aquaculturepei.com.
Check out the latest news in the aquaculture industry at the Alliance’s Media Centre http://www.aquaculturepei.com/whats_new.php.
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