Shawna Taylor

Shawna Taylor

Ocean Trout Farms

Proudly working in the aquaculture industry for 23 years, and loving every minute.

Jacob Dockendorff

Jacob Dockendorff

Atlantic Shellfish

A third-generation aqua farmer, Jacob carries a big legacy with him.
Dawn Campbell-Sapier

Dawn Campbell-Sapier

Bideford Shellfish Hatchery

There was a lot of work to do, and so much to learn but Dawn was up for the challenge.
Ben Normand

Ben Normand

Atlantic Aqua Farms

Ben Normand has always loved the ocean, and knew he wanted a career working on it.

Russell Ventura

Russell Ventura

Atlantic Aqua Farms

Russell likes to work with his colleagues, they have hard times but they also find lots to laugh about. It’s fun to work.

Wayne and Randy Chiasson

Wayne and Randy Chiasson

The W&R Fisheries Ltd.

They take a lot of pride, in running a nice tidy operation together. While Wayne gets seasick- he looks after the plant and Randy looks after the boats

Katryn Wright

Katryn Wright

Halibut PEI

For the past five and a half years, Katryn has been a proud farmer of the sea at Halibut PEI, where she currently works as Nursery and Grow Up Manager.
Rosanne Mouland

Rosanne Mouland

Atlantic Aqua Farms

Roseanne Mouland is the captain of an all-female oyster scow boat, sailing out of Rustico. 

Robbie Moore

Robbie Moore

the Brackley Bay oyster co.

Robbie currently owns a 28 acre oyster farm in the Brackley Bay area. It’s a small operation, but a unique farm with a very rich history.

Martin O’Brien

Martin O’Brien

Cascumpec BAY OYSTER CO.

Martin moved back home to Western PEI and took what he thought would be a temporary job on his dad’s oyster farm.

STORIES FROM THE SEA

Aquaculture Industry an Island Ambassador

Food is at the heart of every community and culture. When you think of France, you conjure images of wine, cheese, and baguettes. When you think of Germany, you might picture sausages and beer. When you think of Prince Edward Island, you think of shellfish.

Aquaculture Opportunities for Youth

For years, Karla Handrahan, a Grade 9 teacher at Hernewood Intermediate School in western PEI, had been hearing the same mantra from her students. Many felt that if they were not going to pursue post-secondary education, their only real option for employment was to move “out West” or somewhere other than Prince Edward Island.