Floating at the southernmost point of Slovenia lies the Fonda Fish Farm, probably the smallest fish farm in Europe. Unconcerned about mass production, but keen to help the environment and give something back, the extraordinary Dr. Irene Fonda and her family are playing a significant role in the protection of the indigenous marine life in the Gulf of Piran.
A sustainable water garden where the breeding of Piran Sea bass takes place in a supervised condition, the farm was created by Irena’s late father. Having noticed that fish numbers were dwindling with certain species, including Sea bass, becoming very scarce, he dreamed up an underwater park. Here the Sea bass are protected, and wild fish and other marine organisms live and breed. Irena and the team place a strong focus on educating the market and, through their tireless and focused work, this small venture is making a big impact.
Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on Venice & The Croatian Coast, a Women Only Tour and meet Irina to learn about this fascinating world under the sea. A molecular biologist, professional diver and award-winning researcher, prepare to be enthralled with her knowledge, passion and vision as you enjoy a boat tour around the farm. Back on dry land you will get the chance to taste some of the seriously tasty Fonda seabass, among the finest in the Mediterranean, with lunch at a local restaurant.
Do this on: Venice & The Croatian Coast, a Women Only Tour
Also read: Women who MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Dr. Irena Fonda – Fostering sustainable seabass in the Adriatic