Opponents of industrial salmon farm near Acadia Nat'l Park urge Int. Sec. Haaland to oppose project

Updated: Aug 25

(GOULDSBORO, Maine) – Following a recent visit to the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, opponents of a massive industrial aquaculture project proposed for Prospect Harbor and nearby Frenchman Bay have sent a letter urging her to oppose the project or at least join with the many conservation groups and individuals who have already asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project.

The USACE coordinates input from other federal agencies and is the only federal agency required to issue a permit for the proposed fish farm. An EIS is the most comprehensive and stringent environmental review that a project like this can undergo.