Welcome to the
Prince Edward Island
Food Export Directory
PEI's agricultural and seafood products are enjoyed and requested around the world. Discover the many varities and the companies that distribute them here!
Lobster is the crown jewel of the Prince Edward Island seafood industry. Prince Edward Island lobster (Homarus americanus) is famous across the world. Wild-caught in the pristine North Atlantic Ocean during the peak of quality, Prince Edward Island Lobster is known for hard shells and tender juicy meat. Delicious Prince Edward Island lobster has a distinct position in the world lobster market as a gourmet delicacy. Lobster catch is divided into two categories, either as canners or markets, in accordance with size. Generally canners weigh between 1/2 and 3/4lb (275-375g) while markets weigh over 3/4lb (375g). These smaller lobsters are preferred by true connoisseurs for their tender and flavourful characteristics. Approximately seventy five percent of Prince Edward Island lobsters are harvested in this category.Read More
Mussels (Mytilus edulis), cultured in the cool clean waters surrounding Prince Edward Island, are one of North America's most popular seafoods. As well as being tasty, Prince Edward Island mussels are nutritious. They are particularly rich in protein and minerals while being low in fat and cholesterol. Cultured mussels are grown in mesh stockings that are suspended from longlines (ropes) in the water. The ideal conditions promote rapid growth, cultured mussels taste sweeter, are more tender, are plumper, and as a result have a higher meat yield than their wild counterpart. Mussels are bivalve shellfish. At harvest they are generally two to three inches in length. The shell is primarily a blackish colour with bluish highlights and has an elongated triangular shape.Read More
PEI is well known for Potato Production and annually produces around 25 million hundredweight (cwt) of potatoes annually. The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family. There are many varieties grown on PEI for table use, processing and seed. These include Russet Burbanks, Round Whites, Reds, Yellows, Blues and Fingerlings.Read More
Snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) is the most important commercial crab species in eastern Canada and an important component to Prince Edward Island's fishing economy. Snow crab thrives in the cool pristine waters off Prince Edward Island. Snow crab is harvested off the North Shore in the Gulf of St. Lawerence. The Atlantic snow crab is a crustacean (like lobster and shrimp) that is highly prized around the world for its succulent meat. Once cooked, the shell turns to a vivid orange and the meat has a firm texture with a sweet and flavourful taste.Read More