Aquafarm opponents want meeting with leaders
Updated: Mar 10, 2022
Members of Friends of Schoodic Peninsula send a letter to American Aquafarms, inviting the company to participate in an open meeting with residents.
By Blake Lipton
February 18, 2022
Fox 22 Bangor
PROSPECT HARBOR — A group that opposes the building of a large-scale industrial salmon farm in Frenchman Bay is hoping to have an open dialogue with leaders of the company trying to build it.
On Wednesday, members of Friends of Schoodic Peninsula sent a letter to American Aquafarms, inviting the company to participate in an open meeting with residents in the area.
The goal is to share their concerns about the American Aquafarms project, which is preparing to build a large industrial salmon farm in Frenchman Bay next to Acadia National Park.
Jacqueline Weaver, co-founder of Friends of Schoodic Peninsula, said the company has said in the past it would meet with area residents but instead gave them a video of the company’s CEO and project manager being interviewed by the company’s lawyer.
“We’re just asking them, we would like to meet either in person, have an open discussion with American Aquafarms so the people can ask whatever questions they want or do it on Zoom, show the gallery, have an independent moderator where people can ask whatever questions they want,” Weaver said.
“We don’t want the questions cherry-picked,” she said.
We reached out to American Aquafarms about the letter but have not received a response.