Not just good for you, but good for the environment too– PEI Mussels are a super sustainable seafood.
The Prince Edward Island aquaculture industry is known to be one of the most sustainable industries in the world. Specifically, PEI Mussel farming is a shining example of how nutritious and delicious food can be raised in a sustainable way.
Sustainable From The Start
PEI Mussels start out sustainable with mussel seeds growing on collector ropes suspended in the ocean. That mussel seed is collected from the wild, not hatcheries. It’s all natural and nothing is ever added in the process.
Natural Food Supply
PEI Mussels feed on natural food particles, which are present in the water column and do not require feed. They get all their nourishment naturally, from the pristine ocean waters that surround them while they grow.
Natural Seed Collection
Our mussel seed is collected naturally on ropes suspended in the water, and is considered a positive benefit to water quality. PEI Mussels also help reduce greenhouse gases by removing carbon dioxide from the ocean in order to grow their shells.
Clean and Monitored Waters
Our Island waters are pristine and monitored regularly to the highest Canadian and international standards. We grow mussels only in clean, approved and classified waters for farming. As well, the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program ensures that our waters are tested regularly to ensure the coastal waters are clean and mussels are free of any toxins.
Production and processing of PEI Mussels is conducted in such a way that the industry effect on the environment is gentle and positive. The industry also follows extensive site selection procedures and integrated coastal management planning with stakeholders.
PEI Mussel growers and processors work hard to achieve an adequate return from the marketplace to sustain their businesses and support their staff.
The PEI Mussel industry are responsible neighbours in their community, both on the water and on the shore. The industry as a whole plays important economic roles in their communities, which in turn supports the social infrastructure across Prince Edward Island.