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Bar Harbor, Maine seeks intervenor status on American Aquafarms salmon farm

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

By Chris Chase

The town council of Bar Harbor, Maine, U.S.A. has filed to seek intervenor status in with the Maine State Department of Marine Resources regarding a salmon farm project proposed by American Aquafarms.

The project is planned to initially produce 30,000 metric tons of salmon a year out of its proposed site in Frenchmen’s Bay in Gouldsboro, Maine – across the water from Bar Harbor’s location on Mt. Desert Island. Bar Harbor’s intervenor status, if approved, would allow the town to provide testimony at a public hearing on the lease and potentially comment on draft decisions, reports the Mount Desert Islander.

The filing comes as a group of 26 Bar Harbor-based fishermen delivered a statement of opposition on the project out of “concerns about the impacts on our livelihood,” the letter states.

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