Bucksport Salmon Farm Clears Hurdle

Ellsworth American

Maine company Whole Oceans, which proposes a land-based salmon farm on the former Verso mill site, has reached a purchase and sale agreement with AIM Development for a parcel on the mill site. The Bucksport Planning Board unanimously approved a request from Bucksport Mill LLC, a subsidiary of AIM Development, to subdivide one lot into two lots. One of those lots will be conveyed to Whole Oceans. In a statement before the review board, Whole Oceans Chief Executive Officer Jason Mitchell said the project has the potential to change how we source protein. In related business, the board granted a waiver of vegetation buffer requirements in the shoreland zone for the project. Preti Flaherty attorney Laura Rideout represents AIM Development in the transaction.