HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) The owners of Eureka Natural Foods are lending their support for plans to build an onshore fish farm along the Samoa Peninsula. In a statement sent to Redwood News they say it is needed to relieve pressure on depleted fish populations locally. They state that the fish farm will help create a sustainable fishing industry.
Nordic Aquafarms’ says its proposed big salmon farming facility will include five buildings over 760-thousand square feet. The support from Eureka Natural Foods comes as some environmental groups have expressed concerns about the project. Environmental groups cite it will create massive energy needs and impacts on wildlife from water intake in Humboldt Bay.
Those wishing to comment on the environmental impact of the project have until today, February 18,2022, to submit written comments to the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department. The Norway-based company says, if built, the fish farm would provide 150 permanent jobs.