Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:35

Salmon farm CEO addresses Bucksport residents

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BUCKSPORT - A few weeks ago, WVII told you about the new salmon farm moving into the old Bucksport mill site.

Tuesday night, the CEO and other executives from "Whole Oceans" spoke in front of a packed room of residents at the Bucksport Middle School. They laid out their initial plans for construction and said they'll work side by side with environmental groups. They also highlighted their commitment to the Bucksport area.


Whole Oceans CEO, Robert Piasio, said "We're from Maine. We are Mainers, we understand the state and the culture, and it's important for us to be here. We're part of this community."


Construction at the old mill site is planned to begin this fall, with a 12 to 16 month build time. The CEO said they've already pre-sold their initial inventory.