Salmon Farm Tours Celebrate Open Farm Day 2013

Letang, N.B. – Atlantic salmon farmers will host farm tours this weekend to celebrate New Brunswick Open Farm Day 2013.
 
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, on behalf of local salmon farmers, will host two tours on Sunday, September 15, 2013 to give the public an opportunity to see how salmon are farmed.
 
"Farms don’t exist on land only. Few people realise that salmon is New Brunswick's biggest agriculture-based export,” says Pamela Parker, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA). “For our salmon farmers, the ocean is their field; the fish are their crops and the boats are their tractors.”
 
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 Atlantic salmon, courtesy of True North Salmon.
 
“New Brunswick's salmon farming industry is always evolving and has changed significantly in the 30 years since it began. These popular tours are a tremendous way to learn about our innovative industry,” says Parker.
 
Boat tours (Island Quest Marine) will leave the main wharf in St. Andrews at 12:00 pm and 2:15 pm, weather permitting. Due to boat capacity limitations, please reserve your seat by September 13th by calling (506) 755-3526 or emailing info@atlanticfishfarmers.com. Cost is $10 each for participant over the age of 10, with proceeds to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
 
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
Email: p.parker@atlanticfishfarmers.com