Soft Shell Clams

Soft Shell Clams

Soft shell clams (Mya arenaria) are found in protected coastal embayments from Labrador to North Carolina. Soft shell clams are found on Prince Edward Island throughout bays and estuaries. The outer shell of the soft shell clam has a chalky white appearance. The...
Oysters

Oysters

Prince Edward Island oysters (Crassostrea virginica) freshly shucked and served on the half shell, are a delicacy in high demand around the world. The flavour of Prince Edward Island oysters reflects the water quality, minerals, salinity, and the type of nutrients...
Quahaugs

Quahaugs

The name ‘clam’ covers a wide variety of bivalve molluscs found along Canada’s Atlantic coast. Quahaugs (Mercenaria mercenaria) are found from the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence south to the Gulf of Mexico.
Scallops

Scallops

The sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus), also called the giant scallop, is the most commercial species of molluscan shellfish in Canada. Sea scallops are found in the northwest Atlantic. The sea scallop is a bivalve that is highly sought after for its meat. Both...
Mussels

Mussels

Mussels (Mytilus edulis), cultured in the cool clean waters surrounding Prince Edward Island, are one of North America’s most popular seafoods. As well as being tasty, Prince Edward Island mussels are nutritious. They are particularly rich in protein and...

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