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Climate-proofing blue mussels

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Climate-proofing blue mussels

Prince Edward Island is North America’s top farmed mussel producer, accounting for 80% of all mussels sold. The provincial mussel industry accounts for $60 million in direct economic growth, employing 1,500 Islanders and paying $11 million in salaries. Changing ecosystem conditions and potential variability in the successful collection of naturally spawned seed are the biggest risks to the industry.