About Lobster PEI

About Lobster PEI

In Prince Edward Island, lobster fishing isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life. We take great pride in our products, and how we work together to manage a sustainable fishery that produces the best lobster in the world. Lobster PEI, or our formal name “The Lobster Fishers of PEI Marketing Board”, is made up of a group of lobster fishers working together to promote and market PEI lobster.

Our Board

  • Charlie McGeoghegan – Central Northumberland Strait Fisherman’s Association (Board Chair)
  • Malcolm Ferguson – Central Northumberland Strait Fisherman’s Association (Treasurer)
  • Lee Knox – Prince County Fishermen’s Association
  • Terry Arsenault– Prince County Fishermen’s Association
  • Bradley Condon – Southern Kings and Queens Fishermen’s Association
  • Bethany McCarthy – Southern Kings and Queens Fishermen’s Association (Secretary)
  • Ken LeClair – Western Gulf Fishermen’s Association (Vice-Chair)
  • Ronnie MacRae – Western Gulf Fishermen’s Association
  • Catlin Blaisdell – Eastern Kings Fishermen’s Association
  • Ryan Peters – North Shore Fishermen’s Association

Do You Know Lobster?

A freshly laid lobster egg is the size of the head of a pin (1/16").

True – Lobster Eggs Are Tiny

Lobster eggs are indeed about the size of the head of a pin. A female lobster carries about 8000 eggs inside for 9-12 months, then another 9-12 months under her tail. Fishers have to return lobsters to the water that have visible eggs under their tail as part of fishery conservation methods. And from every 50,000 eggs, only two lobsters are expected to survive to legal size.