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.