Second salmon aquaculture facility planned for MaineStaff Writer | February 26, 2018
A land-based aquaculture facility that could be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon a year is due to begin construction in Maine this year.
Fish The time for RAS has arrived
“The time for RAS has arrived and Whole Oceans will make Bucksport a global leader in sustainable Atlantic salmon production,” said Rob Piasio, CEO of the new company.
Whole Oceans claims to have already pre-sold 100 percent of its total production for the next 10 years and aims to capture a 10 percent share of the US salmon market – 95 percent of which they say is currently catered for by foreign, marine-based farms.
Construction of the new facility is due to start in August. ■