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. Our current primary effort is to protect Frenchman Bay from newly proposed large scale industrial fish farming in the bay. We value the dark starry skies, the marine life, the cold, clear waters, and clean air.
Industrial Salmon Farm
- “When built, American Aquafarms’ plant in Maine will be the world’s largest full-cycle aquaculture facility based on closed cages in the sea.” (These are actually semi-closed, NOT closed containment)- quote from Intrafish trade publication 3/31/21
Save the Bay Flotilla
10/28/21 DEP Meeting (zoom):
Below are links- (first is the DMR Aquaculture lease criteria)
Link to PDF Why we need to stop this:
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 60 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. Click on our Industrial Fin Fish Farm page to learn more: https://friendsoffrenchmanbay.org/industrial-fin-fish-farm/
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 53, Hancock, Maine, 04640.
We are an all volunteer Community Association.
We continue to stand against an outsized cruise ship pier previously proposed for Bar Harbor.
These gifts of unspoiled nature cannot be assessed in financial terms. “Once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.” – Ansel Adams