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.

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?

Once inside a trap lobsters can never get out.

False – Lobsters Often Escape

Lobsters will often get out of traps - that is part of the design. Traps are built to allow undersize lobster to exit easily. Plus an escape hatch is made of biodegradable twine in case the trap is lost at sea. Adult lobsters will also escape traps at times; it is just more difficult.