During the Humboldt County Planning Commission meeting tonight, the public will have the opportunity to comment on the land-based fish farm that Nordic Aquafarms plans to build on the Samoa Peninsula.
Norwegian seafood company applies for coastal development permit and special permit for demolition and remediation of Samoa’s former pulp mill to build world’s largest land-based recirculating aquaculture system in the world, a 17.6 acre, state-of-the-art facility. art facility that would produce up to 27,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon per year. Fish will be reared from eggs to juvenile stage in a hatchery at the center of the five-building facility, then transferred via underground pipelines to two massive grow-out modules where the fish will grow to market size.
(A more detailed description of the project can be found in the executive summary.)
The article will be presented as an information workshop to formally present the project and the associated environmental impact report (EIR) to the commission and the public, but it will not yet be voted on.
The Humboldt County Planning Commission will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chambers – 825 Fifth Street in Eureka. The meeting will also be streamed live here.