Winning us Over!!!!!!?? NO!

“The nature of closed-containment systems should allow the company to start producing at around 30,000 metric tons at the outset, compared with land-based sites where production increases need to phased, Strand-Johansen said.”

“While it is unclear whether the application will take four or six months, the shorter lead time for closed-containment equipment over recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) puts the company in a strong position, American Aquafarms Marketing Director and partner Teodor Strand-Johansen told¬†IntraFish.

“We can be in operation already next year if the application process goes through pretty fast,” he said. Work to build closed-containment systems will begin as soon as the company gets the green light.”

“Having worked and studied in other parts of the United States, Strand-Johansen said he has been surprised by the “different mentality” in Maine towards technology and aquaculture projects particularly.”

“But he said the project is gradually winning over objectors as the company gets the chance to explain its plans in greater detail and that the closed-containment removes concerns about traditional salmon farming issues such as sea lice, waste discharges, disease and fish escapes.”

“We have had a lot of really good dialogue with all types of interest groups,” he said.”