American Aquafarms Signs a Deal with Blue Ocean Technology for their American Salmon Hatchery
American Aquafarms has signed a deal with Blue Ocean Technology for two large sludge treatment plants. While certainly not glamorous, these treatment plants will be put to great use in American Aquafarms salmon hatchery in Maine.
The hatchery is expected to be running in 2022, using Maine’s unique position along distribution links in the east coast. The location also allows for local sourcing of American salmon. Their design will be the world’s largest full-cycle aquaculture facility using closed cages in the sea. They believe farming salmon in their natural habitat will help to reduce the environmental footprint of salmon farming, and produce healthier salmon overall. The closed cages prevent fish escape and also protects the ocean from any waste excretions. They are working with local Maine fishermen to develop this project and plan to continue hiring locally, boosting Maine’s economy.
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