BC Fish Farm Tours Still as Popular as Ever30 July 2013
CANADA - As the annual British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association tour season reaches its midway point, spaces are booking up fast.
The weekly tours – which run each Thursday from June to mid-September – are always popular with locals and visitors who want to chance to see our farms first-hand.
“We always get a great response to the tours,” said David Minato, Member and Community Relations Co-ordinator for the BCSFA.
“People really appreciate the opportunity to get out on the water, visit an operational farm, meet the people working there and ask any questions they have.”
The BCSFA and its members started the tour program as a way to provide more information to the general public about their operations. It’s been growing in popularity with each year.
“I find many people are surprised that we do tours, but we want people to be able to see our operations and get a better understanding of what salmon farmers do.” said Minato. “The farm workers are very proud of what they do and they really enjoying being able to talk to the public and answer questions.”
Tours depart from Discovery Launch Water Taxis in Campbell River at 9 a.m. and last about four hours. The boat ride takes visitors through the Seymour Narrows – offering beautiful scenery and the chance to see marine wildlife.
Tours include lunch and cost $50 per person. Bookings are being taken now – to reserve a spot, phone David Minato at the BCSFA (250) 286-1636 x224.
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