Swimming With The Big Fish: Jonesport Aquaculture Facility Gets Final Approval

Kingfish Maine last week received the final approval it needed to establish a land-based aquaculture operation in Jonesport.

The local planning board finalized the Dutch firm’s building permit application, the final step in required for pre-construction design and engineering for the company’s $110 million facility on land at Natt Point, located at 9 Dun Garvin Road, roughly 5 miles from the center of town.

The project is now fully permitted by local, state and federal agencies.

Kingfish Maine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kingfish Co. and plans to deploy the same technology and operations proven at the company’s facility in the Netherlands. Once the Jonesport facility is fully operational, it is projected to produce 6,000 to 8,000 metric tons of yellowtail. The plan is to build a 500,000-square-foot facility and hire 70 to 100 people through a phased build-out.

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