Kingfish Maine unworried by permit appeal

Kingfish Maine Operations Manager Megan Sorby.

Kingfish Maine, the company planning to build a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) yellowtail kingfish farm in Jonesport, Maine, U.S.A., at an estimated cost of USD 110 million (EUR 103 million), said it expects to succeed in an appeal of its recently acquired permissions from the town's planning board.

Protect Maine announced on 13 December it plans to appeal a recent decision by the Jonesport Planning Board approving the project. Protect Maine suggested The Kingfish Company, Kingfish Maine's parent firm, failed to meet land-use standards and lacked funding to pay for the entirety of the project, which it said is required by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection prior to construction beginning.

Kingfish Maine Operations Manager Megan Sorby, however, said the company has already provided more than enough information to qualify for the permits – which she said is why they were granted in the first place.

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Photo courtesy of Kingfish Company

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