Whole Oceans to Begin Site Work for Bucksport Salmon Farm This Spring

A planned land-based Atlantic salmon farm in Bucksport intends to start pre-construction work on its land at the former Verso paper mill this spring, some of the first work at the site since the massive project got approvals in 2019.

Company Behind Planned Bucksport Salmon Farm Caught in Legal Tussle

As construction for a land-based salmon farm in Bucksport waits to get underway, the parent company behind the project is engaged in a legal battle with a consultant that it fired.

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.

Bucksport Salmon Farm Gets its Final Permit to Begin Construction

November 27, 2019 Associated Press

Whole Oceans plans to build the facility at the site of the former Verso paper mill.

Facility Would Make Maine Town Unique in Northeast Salmon

September 6, 2019 Associated Press

Whole Oceans says the facility would be built on the other side of town and would employ 40 to 50 workers. Company chief executive officer Jacob Bartlett says his company plans to process salmon or wholesale and retail sales at the site.