Welcome to Friends of Frenchman Bay. Thanks for your interest. We need you!.

Frenchman Bay is a breathtaking and wild ecosystem, bound on two sides by Acadia National Park. Friends of Frenchman Bay is a group of people who live in towns around the Bay or visit this unique spot on earth. We care deeply and are working to protect the Bay from newly proposed large scale industrial fish farming in the bay, and we continue to stand against an outsized cruise ship pier previously proposed for Bar Harbor. We value the dark starry skies, the marine life, the cold, clear waters, and clean air.

Industrial Salmon Farm

We know that large scale fish farming in the bay will forever change the intrinsic natural qualities that make Frenchman Bay a beloved national treasure, and threatens the generational livelihoods of lobstermen (and women) of the bay . Two Aquaculture sites of 50 and 60 acres, composed of 30 pens, each 150 feet wide (the green squares in this map), raising 66 million pounds of salmon annually, are proposed for large industrialized salmon farms off the Porcupines and near bald rock. No environmental assessments have yet been undertaken. 

Please contact us through our Facebook page or via the email icon on this page. Donations are accepted by donate button on this site or at Friends of Frenchman Bay, Box 533, Mt. Desert, Maine, 04660.

We are an all volunteer Community Association.

These gifts of unspoiled nature cannot be assessed in financial terms. “Once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.” – Ansel Adams