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April 2, 2014

Welcoming ECMW Delegates in PEI Style!

The PEI Aquaculture Alliance and the Charlottetown Airport teamed up to create a memorable welcome for visitors and the East Coast Music Week delegates arriving in Charlottetown today.

Passengers arriving at the Charlottetown Airport this morning were greeted with an East Coast Shuck In Kitchen party complete with live music, PEI Oysters and PEI Mussel Chowder prepared by Dundee Arms Chef Patrick Young.

"PEI is known for its world famous mussels and oysters and visitors who come here look forward to indulging in our fresh shellfish as part of their PEI tourism experience. We thought it would be fun to delight visitors with a Classic Culinary Experience as soon as they stepped foot on the Island,” noted Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport.

"Our PEI Aquaculturists are among the best in the world growing and harvesting world-class shellfish and finfish products. We are proud to showcase our world class PEI Mussels and Oysters and welcome delegates to the Island in PEI style,” noted Ann Worth, Executive Director of the PEI Aquaculture Alliance. Worth continued, "Chef Patrick Young with the Dundee Arms makes an incredible PEI Mussel Chowder.

PEI Aqua Farms, provider of mussels for this event are one of many mussel companies that harvest our delicious PEI Mussels year-round. Partnering on events like East Coast Music Week in Charlottetown allows us to promote and sample our Mussels to a broad audience and raise awareness of the importance of the Island’s aquaculture industry generating over $230 million annually in economic impact.”

James Power from Raspberry Point Oyster Company provided PEI Oysters for the event. It is a pleasure introducing visitors to PEI oysters. We enjoy sharing how our pristine growing environment offers the perfect conditions for producing fabulous, tasty oysters. It’s a right of passage to enjoy PEI Mussels and Oysters during a visit to PEI. We are proud of our heritage and enjoy sharing it with our visitors " noted Power.

The Charlottetown Airport Authority is a proud supporter of East Coast Music Week in Charlottetown and sponsor of flypei Rythem and Blues Stage at Globe World Flavours.