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Nordic Aquafarms
April 17, 2018 Public Hearing:

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice to Property Owners

Proposed Amendments to City Code of Ordinances - Chapter 102, Zoning

Proposed Amendments to City Code of Ordinances - Chapter 82, Shoreland

Proposed Amendments to City Code of Ordinances - Chapter 66, Definitions

Proposed Amendments to Future Land Use Plan

Public Comment Received - March 21, 2018 through April 9, 2018

Public Comment Received - April 10, 2018 through April 13, 2018

Public Comment Received, April 13, 2018 through April 17, 2018


March 20, 2018 Public Hearing:

Notice of March 20, 2018 Public Hearing
Memorandum Regarding Agenda Topics 10.A, 10.B, and 10.C at March 20, 2018 Belfast City Council Meeting

March 12, 2018 Notice to Property Owners Regarding Public Hearing on March 20, 2018

Proposed Amendments to City Code of Ordinances - Chapter 66, General Provisions (Definitions)

Proposed Amendments to City Code of Ordinances - Chapter 82, Shoreland Zoning

Proposed Amendments to City Code of Ordinances - Chapter 102, Zoning

Proposed Amendments to Future Land Use Plan


Information Resources:

Nordic Aquafarms Newsletter (2018.03)

Introduction of Ordinance Amendments (2018.03.06)

Overview of City of Belfast Rezoning Process for Nordic Aquafarms (2018.03.01)

Nordic Aquafarms Presentation (2018.02.21)

Public Informational Meeting (2018.02.21)

Letter from the Belfast Water District Regarding a Public Meeting on 2018.03.15

Questions and Answers (2018.01.30 version)

E-mail Correspondence with Further Questions and Answers (2018.02.06-2018.02.07)

Property Ownership Map (line and crosshatch version)

Property Ownership Map (satellite and crosshatch version)

Property Ownership Map (satellite and line version)

Nordic Aquafarms company website (US news section) 

"Reasons for Land-based Closed-containment" (Atlantic Salmon Federation)


News Coverage:

"Belfast Salmon Farm Starts the Long Journey to Becoming A Real Thing" (2018.03.22 The Free Press)

"Maine town begins zoning process to allow for Nordic Aquafarms’ farm" (Undercurrent News 2018.03.22)

"Land sale for potential $500M salmon farm subject of Belfast meeting" (2018.03.15 WABI)

"Fish farm critics speak as city floats zoning changes" (2018.03.13 Republican Journal)

"Land Based Salmon Plan in Belfast" (2018.03 Fishermen's Voice)

"Plan for giant Maine salmon farm spurs questions about water pollution, fish guts" (2018.02.23 Bangor Daily News)

"Nordic Aquafarms meeting draws large crowd wanting to learn more about salmon farm" (2018.02.23 Penobscot Bay Pilot)

"Belfast salmon farm not a done deal" (2018.02.23 The Republican Journal)

"US aquaculture industry still buzzing about Nordic’s Maine salmon farm" (2018.02.22 Undercurrent News)

"Nordic Aquafarms Holds Informational Session With The City Of Belfast" (2018.02.21 WABI 5)

"Aquaculture project could lift status of US salmon farming" (2018.02.20 New Jersey Herald)

"City of Belfast to hold public informational meeting regarding Nordic Aquafarms Feb. 21" (2018.02.13 Penobscot Bay Pilot)

"Maine’s taxes, townspeople might be attracting RAS" (2018.02.12 Salmon Business)

"City, Nordic Aquafarms to hold public Q&A session Feb. 21" (2018.02.09 The Republican Journal)

"Nordic Aquafarm Informational Meeting" (2018.02.08 Somewhere in Waldo County)

"How Belfast sweetened the deal to win a $150 million salmon farm" (2018.02.07 Bangor Daily News)

"More Atlantic salmon coming to Maine, but not from the sea" (2018.02.07 The Ellsworth American)

"Nordic Aquafarms to hold informational meeting Feb. 21 in Belfast" (2018.02.07 Penobscot Bay Pilot)

"Maine town to cover $240,000 of Nordic’s land-based salmon startup costs" (2018.02.07 Undercurrent News)

"Belfast to cover some costs of salmon farm development" (2018.02.02 The Republican Journal)

"Norway firm eyes Maine for major salmon farming operation" (2018.02.01 Chicago Tribune)

"World’s Second Largest Salmon Farm Planned for Belfast" (2018.02.01 The Free Press)

"Tanks a million: Maine strikes a deal for an onshore salmon farm" (2018.02.01 National Fisherman)

"One of the world’s largest land-based salmon farms to be built in Maine" (2018.01.31 SeafoodSource)

"Future US home of Nordic’s land-based salmon farm is city that refused to die" (2018.01.31 Undercurrent News)

"European company plans $150M salmon farm in Maine" (2018.01.30 Bangor Daily News)

"Norwegian Aquaculture Company to Build One of the World's Largest Land-based Salmon Farms in Belfast" (2018.01.30 Nordic Aquafarms news release)

"Norwegian company to build large, land-based salmon farm in Belfast" (2018.01.30 The Portland Press Herald)

"Norwegian company to build one of world's largest salmon farms in Belfast" (2018.01.30 The Republican Journal)

"Nordic Aquafarms is coming to Belfast" (2018.01.30 Somewhere in Waldo County)

"Nordic Aquafarms plans 33,000t land-based salmon farm in US" (2018.01.30 Undercurrent News)

"Nordic Aquafarms Facility to Create 60 High Skill Jobs In Belfast" (2018.01.30 WABI 5) 

"Norway firm eyes Maine for major salmon farming operation" (2018.01.30 Washington Post)

"Norway firm plans $400 million land-based salmon farm in Belfast" (2018.01.30 The Working Waterfront) 

"New land based salmon farm creates more jobs for Mainers" (2018.01.30 WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22)