We are approved for permits that allow for long-term growth of this business in Belfast. The first phase of development will be less than 50% of the planned facility in terms of production capacity. The nutrient discharge in phase 1 will also be under 50% of the permit application level. We will share information on a dedicated web page for the community to follow our development over time. By securing permits that allow for long-term development, we are also securing the opportunity to add jobs and development in the community for many years to come.
Will light shine from the facility at night?
While lights are used inside the facility at night to create a stable environment for our fish, the facility does not include windows or skylights that allow light to escape at night. Walking paths will be lit with downward facing lights for employee safety. Most entrances and walking paths are in between buildings.
Will there be odor from the facility?
No. All processes take place indoors. Fish tanks are clean and emit no odors. Co-products are stored indoors in sealed containers to prevent odors and frequently removed from the facility.
Will the project increase car and truck traffic on Route 1?
Nordic operations will require less than 15 truck trips per day, which is less than 5% percent of current traffic and is not anticipated to impact Belfast or Northport’s residents or recreational visitors.