AHI's Current FacilitiesAcadia Harvest Inc.® is working in close partnership with the University of Maine and we perform most of our R&D work at their Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR) at their world class aquaculture innovation and incubation facility in Franklin, ME. CCAR offers one of the most well equipped facilities available to aquaculture businesses anywhere. CCAR also has experienced staff members with knowledge of rearing technologies, holding systems, grow out techniques and facilities design. The CCAR staff and the AHI team partner during the hatchery and grow out stages given the needs for nearly round the clock support. Given the strength of the CCAR operation, their maintenance of a California yellowtail brood stock, and the fact that our new production facility is only 20 minutes from Franklin, we feel very comfortable with our production pipeline.
2016 & Beyond
Acadia Harvest Inc.® is designing and permitting a state-of-the-art 57,000 square foot facility production plant in Corea, ME (part of the Town of Gouldsboro), only 20 minutes from CCAR. AHI owns a on a 12.6 acre previously developed ocean front site zoned for aquaculture use. Engineering work is progressing, along with the preparation of the necessary permit filings.
Juvenile fish will primarily be sourced from CCAR, although we may also acquire fish from other sources for the purposes of risk management and genetic diversity. We plan to use the existing seafood distribution network operating in Maine and along the East coast of the US. Hancock County, where the plant will be located, will benefit substantially from the capital investment and job creation associated with this exciting project, and we look forward to becoming a contributing member of the local community.