Statement on Opening of Spring Lobster Fishing Season

Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing the opening of the spring lobster fishing season:  

“The opening of the spring lobster fishing season is one of the most anticipated days on Prince Edward Island. Unfortunately, the global pandemic has had a profound impact on Islanders and the Island way of life. For the fishing industry in particular, it has meant a delay to the start of the season and finding new ways of working together to keep each other safe and protect Islanders from COVID-19.

Over the past few weeks, we have worked closely with fishery and aquaculture to chart a new path forward, supporting an industry that defines our culture and helps drive our economy. Prince Edward Island’s seafood products are second to none and, as we look ahead to the start of the spring lobster season, we will continue to work with industry to get their products to market and on tables around the world. I encourage Islanders to show their support this year by buying Island seafood.

The wharfs will look much different this setting day because of COVID-19, but our support for fishers is stronger than ever. Islanders are resilient, and our fishermen and women will ensure our traditions continue even during these unprecedented times. I wish you good winds, better catches, and the best of luck as you head out to start the spring fishing season.”

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