As most of you know the PEIFA received funds to purchase “whalesafe gear” for PEI fishers to trial before DFO makes this a mandatory requirement in 2023. This has been a challenge because all Canadian fishers are under the same time constraints to test gear resulting in the majority of the gear being back-ordered with no clear arrival date. The PEIFA was successful in obtaining “Breakaway release links” from CoastLine Cordage Group which are available now for trialing.
As more options become available we will update on our social media platforms and website. If you pick up these Breakaway links you are still eligible to trial different gear types as they become available.
This gear is available to PEI fishers with a valid lobster license including commercial communal licenses. Prior to receiving your gear PEIFA staff will conduct a brief survey related to your current gear configuration.
Please reach out to the PEIFA at (902) 566-4050 to get your free gear. Anyone in the office can assist, but if you have specific questions please contact either Melanie (ext. 5) or Jennifer (ext. 3).
Free Shipping options available upon request.