Norwegian Company Meets In Humboldt With Eyes On Fish Farming

The Norwegian-based company that wants to operate a fish farm in Humboldt County met with locals earlier this week.  Here’s the Eureka Times-Standard with more:

The Norway-based company plans to build a fish farm at the site of the former Louisiana Pacific Sawmill on the Samoa Peninsula. The project is slated for 30 acres at the site and the company hopes to see the facility constructed in the next few years with a goal of fish heading to market in five years.

“We want to be here,” said Nordic Aquafarms’ Marianne Naess. “It’s the best location on the West Coast.”

While answering questions from some of the estimated 70 to 80 residents who showed up for the presentation, Naess described the scope of the project, its local impacts and the company’s green goals.

Naess said with increasing populations over the next few decades, “there is a need for producing more sustainable protein.”