The Department of Fisheries and Communities advocates on behalf of the marine fishery and the aquaculture industries to support the sustainable development of the fishing industry. The department also works with municipalities and rural communities to support priorities at the local level. Some of the priorities in this mandate are to:
Grow and sustain all elements of fisheries and aquaculture;
Work with partners to develop products that place PEI among the world leaders in food production and innovation;
Continue to advise on behalf of and implement the Municipal Government Act;
Support municipalities and planning to increase capacity, improve service delivery and promote economic opportunity.