Protestors turn out against proposed Maine salmon farm

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — More than 125 boats participated in a protest against plans for a salmon farm in waters near Acadia National Park in Maine.

Commercial and recreational vessels comprised the “Save the Bay” flotilla that motored around Frenchman Bay on Aug. 29. Some people on land also participated by holding signs stating their opposition.

American Aquafarms has proposed raising 66 million pounds of Atlantic salmon annually at a pair of 15-pen sites off the coast of Gouldsboro.

Ted O’Meara, of Frenchman’s Bay United, likened the scope of the project to ”some huge hog farm from the Midw...

 

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