Prince Edward Island (PEI), the smallest of the Canadian provinces, is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, along the Atlantic Coast of North America.

Prince Edward Island province consists of an island of the same name along with several smaller islands. The main island and its smaller islands are separated from Canada’s mainland by the Northumberland Strait.

The provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia are known collectively as the Canadian Maritimes.

The province of Prince Edward Island is home to a number of important commercial fisheries including lobster, snow crab, scallops, oysters, Atlantic halibut, flounders, herring, mackerel, bluefin tuna, and marine plants (seaweed).

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