Maine start-up growing tropical yellowtail in land-based system
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [WLBZ] - November 17, 2014 -
Franklin, Maine, Mainers are used to fresh caught lobster, shrimp and Haddock from the chilly Atlantic waters. In a few years, groceries will also be selling fresh yellowtail, a fish the naturally lives in tropical waters.
In 2012, Acadia Harvest Incorporated partnered the University of Maine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research to develop its start-up business of growing yellowtail using land based aquaculture production. The company now has 16,000 young yellowtail fish that they are growing to market size of four and a half pounds.
According to Acadia Harvest's CEO Ed Robinson, the company is still in it's developing stages but plans to break ground on an $8 million processing facility in Corea, Maine in 2016.
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