The Aquarium at Fort Fisher is seeing fewer visitors

Posted by Debra Worley - email

FORT FISHER, NC (WECT) - The number of visitors to the Aquarium at Fort Fisher have dramatically decreased, and officials said there is more than the economy to blame.

Attendance was down 17-20% at the aquarium in December 2008.

In November 2008, the Fort Fisher Ferry closed for repairs, and aquarium workers believe that is adding to the decline in visitors.

Employees with the aquarium said many visitors come across on the ferry and driving is not as appealing.

The ferry is scheduled to re-open in January or February 2009.