Event Will Raise Money for Heart and Stroke Foundation
Letang, N.B. – New Brunswick salmon farmers will celebrate Bay of Fundy Seafood Week by hosting guided farm tours to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, on behalf of local salmon farmers, will offer two farm tours on Saturday, June 6 to give the public an opportunity to learn about salmon farming.
“Salmon farming has come of age. It is now one of the most efficient protein producers in the world. Salmon farms fit within the natural systems, producing one of the healthiest foods with a minimal environmental footprint,” says Pamela Parker, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers’ Association. “These popular tours are a terrific way to learn about our innovative sector and celebrate New Brunswick seafood.”
The salmon farm tours, on an Island Quest Marine vessel, will leave St. Andrews main wharf on Saturday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. The tours will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. Cost is $10; children 12 and under are free. ACFFA representatives will be onboard to provide an overview of the salmon aquaculture industry and to answer questions about our operations. Participants will also get the chance to sample some delicious Atlantic salmon, courtesy of True North Salmon. Proceeds from the tours will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“The Heart and Stroke Foundation encourages healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke for men and women. Eating more heart-healthy foods like salmon is a big part of that,” says Parker. “Farmed salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat and it’s available fresh year-round. Our farmers in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia produce over 300 million salmon meals every year.”
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is an industry-funded association working on behalf of the salmon farming industry in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The ACFFA represents salmon producers in addition to a wide range of supporting companies and organizations. Salmon farming employs over 3,000 people in our region and generates over $330 million to our provincial economies.
For more information, please contact:
Pamela Parker, Executive Director