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Upcoming Events:

Informational Hearing: Hosted by the City of Belfast
Re: Nordic Aquafarms proposal to build a sustainable land-based salmon farm in Belfast
Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This is not a public hearing. It is a question and answer session offered to provide additional clarity and information to the public.  No testimony will be taken.  No votes will be cast.  This is an opportunity to learn what this project is and what it is not.  Some things, like where buildings will actually be located, are unknown at this time.  We will have seating for about 200 people and the entire meeting will be recorded and distributed on TV and online by Bel TV.  A similar gathering and process was held when the Front Street Shipyard came to Belfast.

We will have a panel present to answer as many questions as we can.  That panel will include Erik Heim, President and CEO of Nordic Aquafarms, Elizabeth Ransom from Ransom Consulting, Thomas Kittredge, Economic Development Director, Wayne Marshall, City Director of Code and Planning, representatives and other staff members from the City Council and the Belfast Water District.  Please come or watch this online.

Thank you!
Joe Slocum
City Manager 

338-7770, extension 110


Information Resources:

Questions and Answers (2018.01.30 version)

E-mail Correspondence with Further Questions and Answers (2018.02.06-2018.02.07)

Project Map (line and crosshatch version)

Project Map (satellite and crosshatch version)

Project Map (satellite and line version)

Nordic Aquafarms company website

"Reasons for Land-based Closed-containment" (Atlantic Salmon Federation)


News Coverage:

"City of Belfast to hold public informational meeting regarding Nordic Aquafarms Feb. 21" (2018.02.13 Penobscot Bay Pilot)

"Maine’s taxes, townspeople might be attracting RAS" (2018.02.12 Salmon Business)

"City, Nordic Aquafarms to hold public Q&A session Feb. 21" (2018.02.09 The Republican Journal)

"Nordic Aquafarm Informational Meeting" (2018.02.08 Somewhere in Waldo County)

"How Belfast sweetened the deal to win a $150 million salmon farm" (2018.02.07 Bangor Daily News)

"More Atlantic salmon coming to Maine, but not from the sea" (2018.02.07 The Ellsworth American)

"Nordic Aquafarms to hold informational meeting Feb. 21 in Belfast" (2018.02.07 Penobscot Bay Pilot)

"Maine town to cover $240,000 of Nordic’s land-based salmon startup costs" (2018.02.07 Undercurrent News)

"Belfast to cover some costs of salmon farm development" (2018.02.02 The Republican Journal)

"Norway firm eyes Maine for major salmon farming operation" (2018.02.01 Chicago Tribune)

"World’s Second Largest Salmon Farm Planned for Belfast" (2018.02.01 The Free Press)

"Tanks a million: Maine strikes a deal for an onshore salmon farm" (2018.02.01 National Fisherman)

"One of the world’s largest land-based salmon farms to be built in Maine" (2018.01.31 SeafoodSource)

"Future US home of Nordic’s land-based salmon farm is city that refused to die" (2018.01.31 Undercurrent News)

"European company plans $150M salmon farm in Maine" (2018.01.30 Bangor Daily News)

"Norwegian Aquaculture Company to Build One of the World's Largest Land-based Salmon Farms in Belfast" (2018.01.30 Nordic Aquafarms news release)

"Norwegian company to build large, land-based salmon farm in Belfast" (2018.01.30 The Portland Press Herald)

"Norwegian company to build one of world's largest salmon farms in Belfast" (2018.01.30 The Republican Journal)

"Nordic Aquafarms is coming to Belfast" (2018.01.30 Somewhere in Waldo County)

"Nordic Aquafarms plans 33,000t land-based salmon farm in US" (2018.01.30 Undercurrent News)

"Nordic Aquafarms Facility to Create 60 High Skill Jobs In Belfast" (2018.01.30 WABI 5) 

"Norway firm eyes Maine for major salmon farming operation" (2018.01.30 Washington Post)

"Norway firm plans $400 million land-based salmon farm in Belfast" (2018.01.30 The Working Waterfront) 

"New land based salmon farm creates more jobs for Mainers" (2018.01.30 WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22)