The Man Behind The Business:
Introducting Kennie MacWilliams, pictured left, owner and
operator since 1980.
Kennie attended the University of Prince Edward Island,
following which his biology interest took him to the
Department of Fisheries and Oceans. It wasn’t long before
he saw opportunity in the PEI Oyster.
The Business Behind The Man:
Today, Kennie’s relationship with the hands that work the
water, insure Canadian distributors quality Oysters, clams,
and other assorted shellfish.
Kennie is unique amongst the Island repackers, selling over
95% of his product to the Canadian market. Kennie keeps
the shellfishers on PEI aligned with Canadian interests!
Kennie brings to the market a capacity for satisfying the full
range of demand for oysters, providing large quantities for
wholesale groups or truly exceptional Oysters for epicurean
Kennie's operation is seasonal and the lights go dark in
January or February. As spring breaks, Fort Augustus
springs into full action. His brand, the “Hillsborough”
(Malpeques), are a well known favorite.