Data Shows Pandemic Landed Blow on P.E.I. Lobster Fishery in 2020

April 9, 2021 Kevin Yarr, CBC News

P.E.I.’s lobster fishery in 2020 never quite recovered from a late start caused by the pandemic, although sellers were able to quickly change gears to keep export sales close to 2019 values.

PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards

April 6, 2021 PEI Potato Board

The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry through their business dealings and volunteering their time and expertise to a wide variety of committees, boards and organizations that work on issues of importance to the potato industry.

P.E.I. Seafood Processers Want Assurance Feds Will Pay Quarantine Costs for Temporary Foreign Workers

March 19, 2021 CBC

The head of the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association wants confirmation on who will pay for a three-day quarantine for temporary foreign workers.

P.E.I. Lobster Fishermen Want Exemption From New Gear Rule Aimed at Protecting Whales

February 22, 2021 CBC News

Island lobster fishermen should be be exempt from using gear designed to break free in the event of a whale entanglement, according to the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA).

Most P.E.I. Lobster Fishermen Want Spring Season to Go Ahead Despite COVID-19, Survey Suggests

April 16, 2020 Steve Bruce, CBC News

Most of the lobster fishermen on P.E.I. who answered a recent survey say they want the spring season to go ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic, though not on April 30 when the season traditionally begins.