Some Island oyster growers say they’ve lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of crop, largely as a result of P.E.I.’s rough fall and winter weather.
An early November freeze on Island bays and rivers caught some growers off guard, making it a challenge to properly sink their cages and protect their oyster crop for the winter.
Gordon Jeffery, co-owner of Five Star Shellfish — an oyster processing plant in western P.E.I. — said many of his suppliers are now reporting big losses as a result.
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