P.E.I. Mussel King is adding cold storage capacity to its facility in Morell, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), thanks to a $1.15 million loan from the P.E.I. government and a $500,000 loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

The addition of a cold storage facility, which is complete and started storing mussels October 16, will reduce the high costs associated with transportation. Prior to the expansion, the company had to ship the mussels off-island for cold storage. The project allows P.E.I. Mussel King to control its product from harvest to final transport.