Work Still Hasn’t Started on Bucksport Salmon Farm 2 Years After it Was Approved

The proposed land-based Atlantic salmon recirculating aquaculture facility on about 100 acres along the Penobscot River would be one of the largest land-based aquaculture projects in the world, according to Whole Oceans. It received approval from the Bucksport Planning Board in 2019 and the green light from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection later that year.

Blue Star Foods Corp. RAS Division Announces Deep Bay, British Columbia as Location for Expansion of Land-Based Salmon Farm

November 18, 2021 Blue Star Foods Corp.

Blue Star Foods Corp. announced that its wholly owned Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems subsidiary, Taste of BC Aquafarms, has identified Deep Bay, British Columbia as the location for its planned larger-scale land-based steel-head salmon farm. TBC has also agreed upon material terms of a 20-year land-lease agreement for the Deep Bay property.

Opponents of Aquaculture Operation in Belfast Go to Court

August 25, 2021 Associated Press

Opponents of Nordic Aquafarms are suing over the Belfast City Council’s unanimous decision to use eminent domain to get an easement across a piece of disputed mudflat.

Tierra del Fuego Province Bans Salmon Farming in Open-net Pens

July 6, 2021 Buenos Aires Times

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province, has unanimously approved a bill banning salmon farming in open-net pens, considering it a threat to its economy and the environment.

Magallanes Salmon Association: Tierra del Fuego’s Decision Will Have No Repercussions for Chilean Aquaculture

July 6, 2021 MercoPress

Magallanes Region Salmon Breeders Association Carlos Odebret downplayed the repercussions for the Chilean aquaculture industry of the recent Argentine legislation banning salmon farms in Tierra del Fuego, adding that the industry in Chile has a thirty-year experience and situations are not comparable.