Media highlight UMaine’s assistance for new RAS facility
Mainebiz and The Ellsworth American highlighted the University of Maine assisting Kingfish Maine, a Dutch land-based aquaculture company, in building a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Jonesport. UMaine conducted a study on the economic effects of the project on Jonesport for the company. The preliminary data from the study “shows a potential value-added, multiplier impact of $46 million to the region,” according to Mainebiz. UMaine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research also is helping the company build fish broodstock for the facility, which is projected to produce 6,000 to 8,000 metric tons of yellowtail kingfish each year.