BUCKSPORT – Demolition is underway at the former Verso paper mill site, which will soon become the new home for Whole Oceans.
The location will become a salmon recirculating aquaculture system.
Community and Economic Development Director Richard Rotella said the fish farm will provide many benefits to the town — including new jobs.
“The town and the people are excited for the future. For 84 years this site was home to a paper mill which did many, many fantastic things for the community. It provided high-quality jobs and now we’re looking forward to the future of aquaculture,” he said.
Rotella said the town has received the site plan review.
He said Whole Oceans is meeting with the planning board on Sept. 3.
Rotella said Whole Oceans plans to start some site work in late fall or early winter.