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Second salmon aquaculture facility planned for Maine

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Staff Writer | February 26, 2018
Whole Oceans
Fish   The time for RAS has arrived

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.

Whole Oceans have announced their intention to invest $250 million in a recirculating aquaculture system on the site of a former paper mill in Bucksport.

“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.


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