Functions provided by intact oyster reef habitats. Image courtesy of Fitzsimmons et al. 2019

Reviving Oyster Reefs in Prince Edward Island: A Revitalized Ecosystem

Introduction Canada’s Prince Edward Island is known for its breath-taking scenery, diverse wildlife and, more importantly, its rich seafood heritage. The coastal waters of the island are home to diverse marine species, including the American oyster. However, the oyster populations have faced significant decline in the past few decades due to environmental degradation, invasive species, and selective hearing. This article delves into the concept of oyster reef restoration and its importance in revitalizing the aquatic ecosystem in Prince Edward Island....

April 10, 2023 · Jason John Wells
A lot of oyster shells

Eco-friendly Oyster Shells As A Sustainable Source of Calcium

Introduction Island Spirit PEI has worked on research projects with Bio|Food|Tech Bio|Food|Tech to develop Natural Health Products from oyster, including calcium from oyster shells. Most of us are aware of the calcium content in oyster shells, as they are often recommended as a dietary supplement for animals and humans. However, the versatility and benefits of these shells go beyond their nutritional value. Oyster shell is composed of protein polysaccharides, minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus, and boasts a whopping 95% calcium carbonate content....

April 8, 2023 · Jason John Wells