Team Seafood Bursary Program
This initiative was created to assist PEI Seafood processing plants to address labour market challenges in their communities by increasing the recruitment of students for the processing season. This initiative supports PEI students to gain experience and earn funds to further their education and studies.
Here is the 2020 Student Info Sheet explaining the details for the 2020 Seafood Processing Season. If you are a student and would like to participate in this program, please complete the following application form.
For employers, please find the employer enrollment form for the program.
Lobster Processor Certification
Consumers who buy PEI lobster products, either live or processed, can be assured that these products originate from a sustainable wild harvest. This assurance is provided through the Marine Stewardship Council (MCS), a global nonprofit organization established to protect the last major food resource that is truly wild: seafood. The PEI Seafood Processors Association, in concert with PEI Fishers and PEI First Nations, are champions of MSC certification for lobster harvesting and processing on PEI. MSC is the most-recognized global, wild fishery certification organization to offer ocean to plate traceability through supply chain certification. MSC conducts third party audits to ensure that sustainable harvesting and processing standards are followed. The MSC program provides millions of North Americans access to sustainable, traceable seafood.
Mussel Processor Certification
Mussel processors in our association grow their mussels in pristine waters with great care for the natural environment. Their operations are certified through third party agencies to assure consumers that they are consuming a safe and quality product with environmental stewardship as a number one priority.
Food Safety and Quality Assurance Programs
PEISPA, on behalf of its members, coordinates food safety and quality assurance programs to ensure our seafood products are handled and produced in a safe and consistent manner. PEISPA, through a knowledgeable educator, offers food safety and quality assurance programs to interested members so that processing facilities are up to date on changes to food safety regulations and food handling practices. These programs help to maintain our reputation as producers of tasty, delicious and safe seafood.