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N.S. Oyster Producer Taking Alternative Approach to Financing

Trevor and Michelle Munroe left their careers behind to farm oysters out of Sober Island, Nova Scotia over a decade ago, during which they’ve weathered COVID-19 and two major hurricanes. Now, despite their setbacks, the Munroe’s are looking to grow their business through community investments through Goparity. Goparity is a community lending platform that seeks to “provide access to alternative financing for companies with a positive impact on the people and the planet.” Emily ...

Flipping an Industry

Above photo: Island Aquatech founders Dylan MacIsaac, Brett McDermott and Jordan Sampson with their oyster cage flipper prototype. The three University of Prince Edward Island students are hoping to turn a second-year engineering project into a viable commercial business. Submitted photos UPEI Students Launching Aquaculture Tech Company Based on School Project In 2016, three second-year engineering students at the University of Prince Edward Island were assigned to meet with a local ...

Seven Times an Oyster Shucking Champion

For 51 weeks of the year, Tyne Valley is a quiet hamlet in western Prince Edward Island with a population of little over 200 people. But it’s a different story for that one other week, July 29 to Aug 2. That week is the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival, established in 1964 — it is full of music, parties, community fun and thousands upon thousands of oysters. These folks are serious about their shellfish, so much so that every year they crown a Canadian Oyster Shucking Champion. The ...

Valuable P.E.I. Oyster Industry Facing Battle for Future

Wild Oyster Harvesters Say Mussel Industry is Eyeing Their Market Share It was a beautiful Prince Edward Island day at Hurds Point on June 2, 2014, but there were fighting words drifting on the wind. The shore, opening up to historic Bedeque Bay, was dotted with small oyster dories as men and women unloaded countless boxes of valuable oysters. Out on the water, still more people leaned over the sides of their boats, using oyster tongs to labouriously gather heaping rakes full of red muck, ...