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 7 to give the public an opportunity to learn about salmon farming.
"The salmon farming industry is always evolving and has changed significantly in the 30-plus years since it began in our province. These popular tours are a tremendous way to learn about our innovative and sustainable sector and to celebrate New Brunswick seafood," says Pamela Parker, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers' Association.
The salmon farm tours, on an Island Quest Marine vessel, will leave St. Andrews main wharf on Saturday, June 7 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 for adults; 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 is near and dear to our hearts. Our staff and members raise money for this organization annually with our Five Easy Pieces Campaign,” says Parker. “Atlantic salmon is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. It’s one of the world’s best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also high in protein, low in saturated fat and loaded with vitamin D and E. And it’s grown right here.”
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.
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