Nordic Aquafarms is planning on building one of the world’s largest inland salmon aquaculture facilities in Belfast. Aiming for a 2019 start date, the company intends to produce more than 60 million pounds of salmon a year in the $400 million facility.
Erik Heim, CEO of Nordic Aquafarms, will deliver information and answer questions about the project Aug. 15, 7 too 8:30 p.m., at the Camden Yacht Club. He said in a news release that the land-based tanks sets his company apart from other systems that raise fish in pens in oceans.
The Gulf of Maine was chosen due to its pristine environment, cold water conditions, its long history as a leader in the seafood industry and its proximity to consumer markets on the Northeast, the company has said.
This presentation is the seventh in a series of 8 hosted by the Camden Yacht Club and is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be accepted to benefit the nonprofit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP). For more information, please contact the CYC office at 207-236-7033 or visit our web site: camdenyachtclub.org.