On Thursday August 12th, 2021, the Belfast City Council voted 5-0 to exercise eminent domain over the disputed intertidal area where Nordic will bury its pipes. The development of Nordic´s Belfast facility will bring economic development and good paying jobs to Belfast, Maine. It will bring high quality fish to the east coast market at a much lower carbon footprint than imported fish. It will provide substantial benefits to the local Water District and the community, including a new waterfront park by the ocean granted to the city by Nordic.
Nordic´s project has strong community and political support with substantial benefits flowing to Belfast and its residents. Every City Councilor made strong statements about the public benefit, Nordic´s project and commitment to Belfast.
“We are grateful for the City Council vote tonight and we want to thank the Council for putting an end to the obstruction efforts by a small group of opponents. We believe most people in Belfast supports Nordic Aquafarms and that the City Council has done what is best for the city and its residents” says Erik Heim, President of Nordic Aquafarms Inc.
Opponents falsely claim that Conservation Easement can´t be terminated
A press release distributed by the opponents falsely claims that the conservation easement can´t be terminated and accuses the Belfast City´s attorney of asking the Maine Attorney General not to follow the law.