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Sunset Seminar: Nordic Aquafarms, with Erik Heim, CEO
August 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nordic Aquafarms is planning on building one of the world’s largest inland salmon aquaculture facilities in Belfast, Maine. Aiming for a 2019 start date, they predict producing more than 60 million pounds of salmon a year and potentially creating 140 jobs in the $400,000,000 facility.
Erik Heim, CEO of Nordic Aquafarms, will deliver information and answer questions about the project. He explains that the land-based tanks set them apart from other systems that raise fish in pens in oceans. This tank model avoids the problem of escaped farm fish entering the oceans, removing the possibility of spreading diseases, and decreases the amount of chemicals and medications expelled.
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. This project has the support of the state, congress, and environmental groups.
This presentation is the 7th 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 gratefully accepted, to benefit the non-profit 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.