The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, on behalf of local salmon farmers, will offer two guided farm tours on New Brunswick Open Farm Day, Sunday, September 15, 2019, to give the public an opportunity to learn about salmon farming.
“Enjoy some time on the beautiful Bay of Fundy as you discover how Atlantic salmon is farmed. Salmon farming is always evolving and has changed significantly in the 40 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 Susan Farquharson, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers’ Association.
The salmon farm tours, on an Island Quest Marine vessel, will take place on Sunday, September 15, 2019. The tours (approximately two hours each) start at 11:00AM and 2:00PM (weather permitting). The tours will leave from the main wharf in St. Andrews (205 Water Street). The tours will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Call (506) 755-3526 for reservations. Space is limited. Cost is $10 per person with proceeds to go to a local charity; children 12 and under are free. Participants must be present 15 minutes before departure.
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.
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is an industry-funded association working on behalf of Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming industry in addition to a wide range of service and supply companies and organizations. Salmon farming employs over 3500 people in our region and has a value of over $400 million to provincial economies.
For more information, please contact:
Susan Farquharson, Executive Director