August 17, 2021

 

Nordic Aquafarms' setup of 22-heactare salmon farm in Maine, US, allowed to proceed

 

 

A large, land-based salmon farming operation in Maine, the United States, has received approval to move forward, but opposition to the project remains.

 

Nordic Aquafarms wants to build a US$500-million, 55-acre (22-hectare) salmon farm in the city of Belfast in Maine. The company previously announced that it has received an Army Corp of Engineers permit, which is the final permit it needs.

 

Local conservationists are still challenging the salmon farm in court, Maine Public reported. They have concerns about how the project would discharge waste water. Environmentalists have also raised concerns about the size of the project and its other potential impacts on the community.

 

Nordic Aquafarms spokesperson Marianne Naess said in a statement that the company is ready to move into the final stages of engineering and construction planning for the facility.

 

According to the company, the facility would produce tens of millions of pounds of salmon per year.

 

 

- Associated Press