Greenlight for US yellowtail farm

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
2 December 2022, at 10:00am

The Kingfish Company’s plan to build an 8,500 tonne capacity yellowtail kingfish farm in Jonesport, Maine has now been fully permitted.

a dead fish
A yellowtail kingfish

The new facility will have an 8,500 tonne capacity

In October, the Jonesport Planning Board gave initial approval to Kingfish’s local building permit. The permit conditions were formally approved and adopted in a final meeting this week, which means that Kingfish Maine's land-based RAS is now fully permitted by local, state and federal regulatory agencies.

Kingfish Maine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kingfish Company and will deploy the same advanced technology the company has developed in the Netherlands – where it currently produces 1,500 tonnes of yellowtail kingfish a year.

"From the introduction of our project to the town three years ago to the final building permit approval this week, we have received overwhelming support from Jonesport residents,” said Ohad Maiman, founder of the Kingfish Company, in a press release.

“We are excited for what the future holds in Maine - bringing our sustainable land-based technology to the US, in a community where we can partner for growth.”