Atlantic Salmon are farmed by Petuna Aquaculture in the tidal waters of the Tamar River at the their Rowella marine farm. Salmon have been farmed here since 2000, when four steel cages were installed. The farm now has 28 cages, accessible from platforms and linked to the shore by walkways. This makes it unique among aquaculture sites in the southern hemisphere. Farm employees can walk or if necessary drive onto the platforms, for feeding, cleaning, maintenance and harvesting, and all operations are possible without the use of boats.
The Rowella farm grows 2,800 tonnes of salmon per year and employs 25 people.
On the day
You must book in advance order to visit Petuna Seafood. Visitors will not be admitted on the day without a pre-booked ticket. There will be no ticket sales at the farm. Book here
Children aged 8 and over only permitted on tours, and must be supervised closely by an adult at all times.
We regret that tours are not suitable for pushchairs, or wheelchair access.
Please note that the marine farm will be operational during the festival and this will include the harvesting of fish, a mechanical process carried out with best practice and the welfare of fish uppermost in mind.