Nestled in the extreme southeast corner of PEI, the Murray River region contains the watershed flowing into Murray Harbour.The region’s namesake, the Murray River, drains the region due west while the Greek and Fox Rivers flow in from the north and south respectively. All the rivers have deep, sandy shores with numerous spits jutting out at regular intervals. The region hosts extensive mussel farming operations with a growing number of oyster farms scattered along the shores of the rivers and around the islands in the harbour. Oyster production on the leases has increased dramatically over the past few decades as growers from more established districts have expanded into the Murray River region. There has also been increased activity from the public fishery in recent years. As the market for PEI oysters has increased and many of the traditional harvesting tracts have waned in quality, wild fishers have sought out fresh sources in Murray River. The clean flow of the sandy-bottomed rivers of this region produce oysters with mostly light brown shells. The flavour of the oysters reflect the clear flow of the waters in their bright mineral tones.