Tag Archives: P.E.I. Shellfish Association

P.E.I. oyster season delayed for at least a week due to ice

P.E.I.’s spring wild oyster season was supposed to start Friday, but harvesters are going to have to wait at least a week before putting their boats in the water. A coalition of fishermen, processors, the province and Fisheries and Oceans Canada agree that it’s too soon because of ice conditions in Island harbours and decided as a group to put opening off until May 8 at the earliest. Brenda Campbell, president of the P.E.I. Shellfish Association, says there’s no way oyster harvesters could get on the water Friday. Read the rest here 09:07

Fisheries Department looks to expand green crab fishery in Maritimes

Known as the “cockroach of the sea,” the green crab is an invasive species from Europe and northern Africa known for its aggressive and territorial behaviour. The crustacean can wreak havoc on other fisheries as it chows down on clams, mussels, oysters and scallops. Read more here 16:10