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Primary Resources


As a small island province, Prince Edward Island depends on the land and the sea as the basis for its primary industries - agriculture, tourism and fisheries.  Together, governments, communities and individuals are working together to protect the environment and the natural capital of Prince Edward Island. Some of the programs and legislation currently in place include:

  • Legislation relating to crop rotation and riparian buffer zones.
  • Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program provides support to communities to enhance streams and forests
  • Young Environmentalist Program enables students to be hired annually to work on stream enhancement, erosion control, etc.
  • Waste Watch which, through a recycling and composting program has a 64 per cent diversion of waste from disposal sites
  • Anti-littering laws that administer fines all the way up to $50,000
  • Annual Women's Institute Roadside Cleanup Day
  • Island Nature Trust protects and manages natural areas through land aquisition, conservation, habitat restoration and education
  • Land use and land ownership controls such as limitations to land ownership by residents, corporations and non-residents; subdivision controls; and protection of endangered landscapes by the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust
  • Green power program which sells power generated at North Cape at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada

PEI Flavours - What's in Season

Food grown in PEI is high quality, fresh and can be to the consumer within hours of harvest. This seasonal guide will help you find out what's in season in Prince Edward Island and where to find it.

Seafood Products Directory

You can search our seafood products directory online to find information about the companies that process and export seafood on Prince Edward Island. This directory provides specific information on the producers who supply these products to the marketplace.

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