Letang, N.B. – Atlantic salmon farmers will offer free farm tours as part of the 3rd annual St. Andrews Seafood Festival. The tours will also help to celebrate World Oceans Day 2012.
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, on behalf of local salmon farmers, will host two complimentary tours on Saturday, June 9 to give the public an opportunity to see how salmon are farmed.
“Come and enjoy some time on the beautiful Bay of Fundy as you discover how Atlantic salmon are farmed,” says Pamela Parker, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association. "These tours are a great opportunity for people to learn about our sustainable and innovative industry, to celebrate New Brunswick seafood and to mark World Oceans Day. A healthy ocean is an integral part of a healthy farming sector and our farmers’ ability to provide healthy, fresh seafood for families both today and in the future.”
ACFFA representatives will be onboard to provide an overview of the salmon aquaculture industry and to answer questions about the sector. Participants will also get the chance to sample some fresh and delicious Atlantic salmon, courtesy of True North Salmon.
Island Quest Marine boat tours will leave the main wharf in St. Andrews at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, weather permitting. The tours will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited.
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 3000 people in our region and generates over $330 million to our provincial economies.
For more information, please contact:
Pamela Parker, Executive Director