FREE SALMON FARM TOURS TO CELEBRATE 2012 OPEN FARM DAY

Letang, N.B. – Atlantic salmon farmers will again offer free farm tours to help celebrate New Brunswick Open Farm Day 2012.

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, on behalf of local salmon farmers, will host two complimentary tours on Sunday, September 16, 2012 to give the public an opportunity to see how salmon are farmed.

"Not all farming takes place on land. Few people realize that farmed salmon is New Brunswick's biggest agriculture-based export,” says Pamela Parker, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA). “New Brunswick's salmon farming industry is always evolving and has changed significantly in the 30 years since it began. These tours are really popular and a great way to learn about our innovative industry.”

ACFFA representatives will be onboard to provide an overview of the salmon aquaculture industry and to answer any questions about the sector. Participants will also get the chance to sample some delicious Atlantic salmon, courtesy of True North Salmon.

Boat tours (Island Quest Marine) will leave the main wharf in St. Andrews at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, weather permitting. Due to boat capacity limitations, please reserve your seat by September 12th by calling (506) 755-3526 or emailing info@atlanticfishfarmers.com.

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is an industry-funded association that works on behalf of the salmon farming industry in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in addition to a wide range of supporting companies and organizations. Salmon farming employs over 3000 people in our region and has a value of over $330 million to provincial economies.

For more information, please contact:
Pamela Parker
Executive Director
Ph: 506-755-3526
mail: p.parker@atlanticfishfarmers.com