Salmon Farm Tours Celebrate 2014 Open Farm Day

Letang, N.B. – The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, on behalf of local salmon farmers, will host two tours on Sunday, September 21, 2014 to give the public an opportunity to see how salmon are farmed.  The tours are part of New Brunswick’s 2014 Open Farm Day.
 
"Few people realise that 50 per cent of the world’s seafood comes from farming the ocean. And that is only going to increase as the world population grows,” says Pamela Parker, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA). “Atlantic salmon farmers play a key role in meeting the global demand for seafood. Farmed salmon is New Brunswick’s largest agri-food export.”
 
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 to sample some delicious smoked Atlantic salmon, courtesy of True North Salmon.
 
“These tours are a terrific opportunity to learn about modern salmon farming and enjoy what we hope will be a beautiful day on the water too,” says Parker.
 
Boat tours (Island Quest Marine) will leave the main wharf in St. Andrews at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm, weather permitting. Due to boat capacity limitations, reserve your seat by Thursday, September 18th by calling (506) 755-3526 or emailing info@atlanticfishfarmers.com. Cost is $10 each for participants over the age of 10, with proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
 
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is an industry-funded association working on behalf of the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia salmon farming industry in addition to a wide range of service and supply 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
Email: p.parker@atlanticfishfarmers.com