Big Lobster Landings & High Sales Growth, But Trouble On The Horizon For P.E.I. Processors
by Kevin Yarr, CBC News
Posted: 2018-01-29 15:16:13 EST

Lobster processors on P.E.I. are marking a strong year for sales, particularly internationally, but they are also looking ahead to the future and seeing a serious problem.

P.E.I. manufacturing sales from January to November of 2017 were up 8.2 per cent over the same period the previous year. Sales were led by non-durable goods, including food processing.

Lobster landings were up and prices were as well with improving export markets, but Dennis King, executive director of the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association, said the busy year brought the industry a little bit closer to a looming labour crisis.

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