Belfast fish farm clinches remaining regional permits

BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Arranging Board unanimously voted Tuesday night time to award Nordic Aquafarms some of the closing permits it demands to make a $500-million land-centered salmon farm at the southern edge of the city.

The conclusion by the all-volunteer board follows 18 months of deliberation, 38 conferences and the evaluate of some 70,000 internet pages of resources, and marks a person of the final techniques in the Norwegian company’s from time to time-controversial quest to launch operations in North The us.

“It’s been a prolonged and comprehensive and thorough system,” Marianne Naess, executive vice president of business for the Norwegian-owned organization, claimed Wednesday. “We come to feel we have been vetted from in this article to the moon and back again once again, which is fantastic. That can give residents of Belfast and the bordering locations self-confidence in the venture.”