P.E.I. government invests in province’s lobster holding capacity

10-lobsters1There 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. “The food industry requires extensive physical infrastructure to produce and to grow their businesses,” Economic Development and Tourism Minister Heath MacDonald said. “Innovation P.E.I. is responding to the industry’s needs by providing grants to five projects that will enhance our province’s live lobster holding capacity, enhancing our exports and supporting the economies in our rural communities while building our reputation as Canada’s Food Island.’’ 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. Read the rest here 16:35