Now Nordic plans huge California farm


NORDIC Aquafarms, the company building the world’s largest land based salmon farm in the US state of Maine, is planning another major development in California.
According to report in the Maine based Bangor Daily News, the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District in California and a subsidiary of a Norwegian company called California Marine Investments are set to formally sign a lease this week for the development of a massive fish farm at the former Samoa Pulp Mill.
The farm is expected to produce salmon and/or trout.
The Humbolt Bay Harbor district said the project will include ‘the removal of all remaining deteriorating buildings and unutilised infrastructure’ at the 30-acre property.
It was the site of a multi-agency clean-up effort in 2014 to avert a looming catastrophic environmental disaster on the edge of Humboldt Bay.
The proposed project is forecast to ‘result in the investment of hundreds of millions dollars in the local economy’, the harbour district said in a press release.
It is a year since Nordic unveiled its $500 million plan to build a huge farm near a small coastal town in Maine called Belfast. Work on this project is now progressing.
Nordic, which describes itself as a progressive producer in land based fish farming, already has production facilities in Denmark and Norway.
Based in Fredrikstad, south of Oslo, it was established just four years ago, but has rapidly developed into a considerable business operation with international involvement.
It says on its website it is backed by a ‘financially solid group of investors from various parts of Norway’.


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