June 13, 2021 – Government of PEI: The provincial government is renewing the Future Fisher Program to continue providing assistance and advice to new entrants to the Island lobster industry. The program offers mentoring and financial support for new entrants to the Island lobster fishery and helps them become knowledgeable on various aspects of the fishery to better position them for success.
“Fishers make a tremendous contribution to the Prince Edward Island economy and to community life right across the province,” says Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox.
“Fishing is a demanding business and we want to work with new fishers to help them learn about the fishery, business principles and all the skills that can help them succeed.”
The Island lobster fishery has approximately 1,225 licenses and employs around 5,000 people annually. In 2020, lobster was worth $330 million to the provincial economy.
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