Browsing Category : Fishing

Lobster Party on the Beach 2017


Just twenty-four kilometers south of O’Leary along the scenic North Cape Coastal Drive, Cedar Dunes Provincial Park is nestled in the ever-changing southwest shore of Prince Edward Island. Cedar Dunes, where Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) hosts its seventh annual fête of the Island’s most famous marine crustacean, the lobster. A star of the Fall Flavours celebrations happening throughout…

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It’s an Island Thing…


Gallant’s Shellfish & Seafood expands to Stanley Bridge Tyler Gallant is no stranger to hustling. In the summer of 2015, while working as the executive chef at Shaw’s Hotel, the 32-year-old native of Bunbury launched Gallant’s Shellfish & Seafood at the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. Fast forward to the summer of 2017, and Gallant has not yet stopped to take a…

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Best of Sea Campaign Launches June 1st


Culinary competition showcases Island seafood and the talents of local chefs 24 restaurants across Prince Edward Island are participating in the Best of Sea restaurant promotion and culinary competition this June. Talented local chefs and cooks have developed 52 unique seafood dishes, including appetizers and mains, featuring PEI seafood such as lobster, oysters, mussels, crab, halibut and more. Participating chefs…

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Fishing boats leaving the harbour to set their lobster traps

Setting Day


The long-anticipated lobster season opens May 1st Setting Day is upon us. For generations, Island fishermen have taken to the waters after months of preparation to set their first traps for lobster season. On Setting Day, which is May 1st in most parts of the Island, captains and their crews assemble on the wharf before anxiously boarding their comically weighed-down…

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Two children and an adult with life jackets on in a boat fishing.

Angling For a Fresh Meal


Fishing for food can be a fun, family-friendly affair Food doesn’t get much more local or fresh than when one catches a fish in one of Prince Edward Island’s great fishing holes. It is that time of year when people dig out their rods and reels and head to the waters with the hope of hauling in “the big one”.…

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La Mer director of operations François-Xavier Dehédin

Island Oyster Exports


Island shellfish has a global reputation for quality of product and great suppliers It goes without saying that oysters, alongside Anne of Green Gables, potatoes, and Stompin’ Tom Connors, are Prince Edward Island’s most recognizable exports, to the point that some Islanders may roll their eyes, determined not to be reduced to a set of rustic clichés. But we sometimes…

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Oyster Love


While you brace for yourself for another February day on PEI don’t resent all those folks who leave as soon as the weather turns. Instead, warm yourself inside with the knowledge that oysters taste best in the months with an “r” in their name. Just as fine wines are determined by ‘terroir’ – the relationship of land, sun, and unique…

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