P.E.I. Lobster Industry Finishes MSC Certification
The Prince Edward Island seafood industry announced in November it has completed the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification for lobster.
The certification is essential because domestically larger food retail companies such as Sobeys, Loblaws, Whole Food and Walmart now have requirements for all seafood to be sourced from sustainable fisheries. MSC is one of the third-party eco certification standards.
The MSC certification of the P.E.I. lobster trap fishery was the result of the ...
Fishermen Pleased With P.E.I. Fall Lobster Season
Prince Edward Island’s fall lobster season got off to an inauspicious start in 2014 but ended on a high note.
Lee Knox, president of the Prince County Fishermen’s Association, recalls sailing out of Skinners Pond on Aug. 8 with winds gusting to more than 50 km/h as worried family members watched from the shore.
It was probably the worst setting day he’s seen in 27 years, said Knox.
“Fishermen were basically setting in a storm I guess you could call it,” he said.