In British Columbia we are blessed with diverse cultures, beautiful scenery and rich resources. Aquaculture has been around for thousands of years but salmon farming has only been practiced in British Columbia for about 30 years – and as with any new enterprise, sometimes there are questions. Come and see for yourself how our fish our raised and learn about the steps we take to protect our environment while meeting the growing global demand for BC salmon.
We will travel through the spectacular waters of Discovery Passage with Discovery Launch Water Taxi to one of the operating salmon farms near Campbell River. Once on site you will meet and have the opportunity to speak with the farm staff, see how the salmon are fed and cared for and learn about farm management. A delicious lunch will be served as part of the salmon experience. And you never know; besides the characters you will meet, you will have a good chance to see eagles, herons, whales, bears and other marine wildlife. This tour promises to be educational, fun and delicious – and a once in a lifetime opportunity.
2011 Salmon Farm Tours will begin June 16 – Tours are scheduled for Thursdays from June 16th to September 16th. Tours start at 9 AM and are approximately 4.5 hours long.
There is opportunity for booking additional tours for groups. Please contact us if you have any questions.
For more information please contact:
David Minato, Community and Member Relations Co-ordinator
BC Salmon Farmers Association
(250) 286-1636 phone ext. 224
Source: BC Salmon Farmers Association