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Mussel Seed Quality Workshop



On March 10, 2004 the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance and the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Forestry co-sponsored the Mussel Seed Quality Workshop in the Avonlea Room of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Charlottetown, PE. The objectives of the workshop were multiple including:

  • Address and discuss issues relevant to the quality of mussel seed in Atlantic Canada
  • Identify research and development priorities for the cultured mussel industry specifically for mussel seed collection, growout, husbandry and treatment of fouling organisms, and
  • Draft a plan of action (potential research projects funding sources, etc.) to help solve the issues and priorities facing the Atlantic Canadian mussel seed industry.

Speakers were brought in from Gaspé and Magdalene Islands, Quebec and Mahone Bay (NS) to discuss mussel seed quality while another speaker was brought in from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth (NS) to discuss fouling algae. In addition, growers and aquaculture association representatives from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI gave overview of issues facing the Maritime mussel seed industry.

The questions and the responses that were garnered by the presentations and ensuing discussions are provided in the workshop proceedings.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)


2004 - 2004


Atlantic: Gulf of St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Estuary

Principal Investigator(s)

Denise Méthé

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