A team of 10 shuckers from all across Canada will attempt to break the world oyster shucking record at the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival in P.E.I. tonight.

Jeff Noye, chair of the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival, will be part of the team.

"The number is 8,473. That's the number we're aiming for, but I want to raise it a little higher. I told them I want 9,500 done," said Noye.

"We're breaking the world record. No doubt in my mind we're going to be successful at it."

The team will start its attempt at 8 p.m. Thursday, and will have one hour to see how many oysters they can shuck.

Noye said the oysters will be used in the festival's fried oyster supper served Friday night.