Our fishers

Bethany McCarthy

Bethany McCarthy has been fishing out of Graham's Pond, PEI since 1997. The freedom found on the open water makes lobster fishing a profession worth loving.

Jason Doucette

Jason, the captain of Jason D 2000, has been coming to North Rustico harbour since he was a young kid. Like many island lobster fishers, fishing runs in Jason’s family. His father Barry, is also a lobster fisher and is who he purchased his lobster licence from. His father still goes out on the water…

Karrington Palmer

The 2022 season will be the first time Karrington will be running her own fleet, but that doesn't make her the new kid on the block. Karrington has been on the water her entire life.

Marc Campbell

Marc’s earliest memories of fishing go back to when he was a mere 7 years old, he remembers going out with his father in the early morning hours and cozying up in the cabin near an old bus heater.

Mitchell Jollimore

As a fourth generation lobster fisher, Mitchell Jollimore learned the ropes of the industry from his father and grandfather.

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis was six years old when he first joined his dad on “setting day.” Prince Edward Island lobster fishing tradition dictates that traps are set each year on April 30, ready for the first day of harvest in the spring season on May 1...

Shelton Barlow

Meet Shelton Barlow, a Prince Edward Island lobster fisher who's seen the industry evolve over the years to become better managed and more sustainable.

The Coady Family

For the Coady’s lobster fishing is a family affair. Allan Coady proudly fishes alongside his son, Bryce and daughter, Alyssa- something they’ve done together for the past 15 years.

The McGeoghegan Family

The McGeoghegan family seems to have fishing in their blood, but it’s obvious their commitment goes well beyond a love of life in a lobster boat. Both Charlie and his dad Mike have invested a lot of personal time ensuring the success of the sector...

Do You Know Lobster?

It takes 5 to 7 years for a lobster to grow to legal size or about one pound.

True – Reaching One Pound Takes 5 to 7 Years

To reach one pound of weight, it takes 5-7 years. The legal size for catching lobster is based on the physical size of the lobster, but legally sized lobsters are normally close to one pound. Lobsters that have not reached the legal size are returned to the water. This limit is vigorously enforced in Prince Edward Island, and is a key component of ensuring the lobster fishery is sustainable.