Oyster and mussel fishing and harvesting on Prince Edward Island isn’t a job. It’s a way of life and something we’re very proud of and passionate about. From the fishers and growers who risk their lives facing any challenge Mother Nature throws at them, to the chefs who find exciting new ways to serve up our bounty, to you, the people who know an exceptional oyster or mussel when you taste one, we’re all connected by a love for truly delicious oysters and mussels.
Oyster fishing and harvesting has been a big part of life on Prince Edward Island since the late 1800s. The PEI mussel industry is by far Canada’s largest. It’s no wonder then that the people of Prince Edward Island care for our oysters and mussels with a passion and expertise hard-earned on the boats that head out of our harbors each day.
Grow the Love.
Prince Edward Island fishers and growers are fearless in their pursuits of hauling in the greatest catch. No sea too rough. No wind too cold. No ice too thick. Their fierce passion and love for what they do drives them to our coves and bays each day to bring home the most vibrant, diverse and flavorful oysters and mussels in the world.
- Martin O’Brien
Founder & Owner, Cascumpec Bay Oyster Company
- Patrick McMurray
World Champion Oyster Shucker
- Jeff Alberti
Fearless Restaurants Director of Culinary Operations, New Jersey
- Chef Riley Smith
Co-Owner of Oyster Boy
Share the Love.
When it comes to incredible oysters and mussels, there are only a million things you can do. Just ask some of our chefs who know a good ingredient when they find one and learn why they say once you try PEI, there’s no turning back. You can see how chefs #SeasTheShell on Insta and Facebook.
Show the Love.
You don’t need to be a pro to know amazing quality when you taste it. And the fact that you’re here shows you’ve got great taste. Now we want to know how you PEI. JOIN THE PARTY and post your greatest mussel and oyster creations.