A team of Canadian oyster shuckers set a new world record at P.E.I.'s Tyne Valley Oyster Festival Thursday evening.
The 10 team members shucked 8,840 oysters in an hour. That was enough to beat the previous record of 8,472 held by a team from France, but short of the 9,500 goal the team had set for itself.
The record-setting team included members from across Canada: Patrick McMurray, Jeff Noye, Janet Hardy Callaghan, Eamon Clark, Simeron Novak, Josh Bishop, Philip Ho, Daniel Notkin, Mike Langley and Jesse Papastavros.
The oysters will be served at a fried oyster supper Friday night.