Posted by: marineharvestcanada | July 29, 2009

Fish Farm Tour Raises Funds for Africa

Courtenay RotaryComox Valley Living – Rotary Moments: Last month 48 Strathcona Sunrise Rotarians, and their spouses, took BC’s largest salmon farmer, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC), up on their offer to show off their fish farms and hatcheries. The Rotarians donated $40 each to go on the tour. Both the Rotarians and MHC are supporting widows in Kenya who are starting out as fish farmers to gain a source of much needed food and income. Over $1300.00 was raised, enough money to start 20 families in the fish farming business, where they grow Tilapia in ponds. The tour of the salmon farm was fascinating. Participants had a wonderful and informative tour of a salmon farm which dispelled many of the myths commonly heard about this important industry. As the beautiful healthy fish jumped in the water, the Rotarians were treated to wine and locally smoked farm salmon. It was then back to Campbell River for a salmon dinner that was absolutely delicious. Strathcona Sunrise Rotary wishes to thank MHC not only for the fabulous and informative tours, but also for helping to raise money for the needy families in Kakamega, Kenya.

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