Oil Spillover Increases Demand for P.E.I. Seafood


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.EI. — With plenty of oil still being blasted into the Gulf of Mexico, the famous seafood markets and restaurants in many Gulf States are starting to feel the pinch, as local shrimp and oyster availability plummets. Fortunately, producers in P.E.I. are more than willing to lend a hand — and some East Coast mussels — to the cause.

According the P.E.I.’s Guardian newspaper, exports of the province’s seafood have increased since the BP oil spill disaster began having dire consequences on the Gulf fishing industry, with some restaurants swapping traditional oysters for P.E.I. mussels.  

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