BELFAST, Maine — Town officials in Maine have voted to approve a planned inland salmon farm.
The Belfast City Council unanimously approved zoning changes Tuesday, allowing the Norwegian firm Nordic Aquafarms to move forward with planning the farm.
The 40-acre salmon farm would be capable of producing more than 60 million pounds of fish per year. Nordic Farms says the facility could cost up to $500 million.
Residents have raised concerns about noise and water usage.