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Acadia has numerous salmon farm worries

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Originally published in the Mount Desert Islander, 7/14/21

By Dick Broom

ACADIA NAT’L PARK — In a five-page letter to the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider has detailed serious concerns about the potential impact on the park of a proposed salmon farm in Frenchman Bay.

“The scale of the development – the equivalent of 16 football fields – is unprecedented in the United States and incongruous with the existing nature and setting of Frenchman Bay and its surrounding lands,” he said in the July 6 letter to Marcy Nelson, acting director of the DMR’s aquaculture division.

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