P.E.I. government invests in province’s lobster holding capacity
From The Guardian
There will be more space available in P.E.I. to store live lobsters so they are as fresh as possible when they are processed and sent around the world.
Innovation P.E.I. has contributed more than $224,000 in grants to the Live Lobster Holding Program since it began in March 2015, with the remaining $2.2 million coming from the private sector. The expansions are being made to holding facilities in Evangeline, Acadian Supreme Inc.; Souris, Colville Bay Oyster Co. Ltd.; Tignish, Royal Star Foods Ltd.; Summerside, JMK Fish Mart Co.; and Darnley, Basin View Seafood Inc.
The projects will add more than a half-a-million pounds to the province’s total lobster holding capacity, which is approximately 2.3 million pounds. Being able to hold live lobster for a longer period gives processors more flexibility to adjust their production to meet existing labour supply.