Oyster Monitoring Results

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

What information is collected for oyster farmers?

The Oyster Monitoring Program primarily serves 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:

How do I receive the weekly reports?

To receive the weekly results of the oyster spat surveys, call 1-888-831-5801 or 1-902-831-5801.

or

View at the online Oyster Spat Survey weekly results by selecting the blue button below.

For more information contact:
Jarrod Gunn McQuillan
(902) 838-0890
Toll-free: 1-877-407-0187
Email: jagunnmcquillan@gov.pe.ca

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General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
PO Box 1180
548 Main Street
Montague, PE   C0A 1R0
Phone: (902) 838-0910
Fax: (902) 838-0975

peiextension@gov.pe.ca