— April 25, 2016 —

Salmon Farm Tours Popular on Open Farm Day

Pamela Parker
Executive Director
Letang, N.B. - Nearly 100 people from Saint John and the Charlotte County area toured salmon farms in the Bay of Fundy as part of the 10th annual New Brunswick Open Farm Day.

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, on behalf of local salmon farmers, hosted two complimentary tours on September 18 during the Atlantic-wide awareness event that provides an opportunity for the public to experience how salmon farms and agricultural farms operate.
“Not all farming takes place on land. Few people realize that farmed salmon is New Brunswick’s biggest agriculture-based export. These tours were a great opportunity for people to learn all about this thriving and innovative industry,” says Pamela Parker, executive director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association. “We had a wonderful afternoon on the water showcasing the latest technology and new ‘green’ farming techniques that our farmers use to grow fresh and healthy salmon.”
Parker and Betty House, ACFFA Research & Development Coordinator, were onboard to provide an overview of the salmon aquaculture industry and to answer any questions about the sector. Participants also enjoyed a salmon BBQ compliments of True North Salmon along with hot dogs and munchies from Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association. The event is supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sobey’s Inc., as well as provincial governments and aquaculture/agriculture organizations in the Atlantic region
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. The ACFFA represents 100 per cent of salmon production in the Maritime region in addition to a wide range of supporting companies and organizations.

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