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Oyster Monitoring Program


The Prince Edward Island Oyster Monitoring Program (OMP) is a technical service provided to oyster growers by the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development (DFARD). The OMP has operated annually since 2001, providing oyster growers with a variety of information to assist them in the management of their operations.

The Oyster Monitoring Program serves primarily to provide information on spat-fall prediction to oyster farmers to assist them in determining when to deploy their spat collectors. This is accomplished through the monitoring of the number and size of oyster larvae in water samples collected from 19 sites throughout the province. This information is collected between early June and late August every year. You can receive the weekly results of the oyster spat surveys by telephone recording or on this website:

2013 Oyster Monitoring Report
Invasive Species Information

Receive the weekly results of the oyster spat surveys:

1-888-831-5801 or 1-902-831-5801

Oyster Spat Survey Weekly Results


General Contact Information

Name : 
Jarrod Gunn McQuillan

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