The Kingfish Company announced that the town of Jonesport, Maine, approved its new facility’s building permit application, the final step required for Kingfish to begin pre-construction design and engineering on its new facility in the U.S. The building permits to start Kingfish Main’s facility construction are expected to be formally adopted and signed in early November.
"With the final approval of our Jonesport building permit, we look forward to replicating our EU success in the US with local production of high-value yellowtail,” said Ohad Maiman, founder, and chief executive officer of The Kingfish Company. “The Jonesport community has supported our project from day one and our commitment to the town has never wavered. We value our continuing partnership with the town as we build out our sustainable land-based technology in the US.”
Kingfish Maine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kingfish Company and will deploy the same land-based RAS technology as the facility that the company owns in the Netherlands.
The Kingfish Company, whose products are certificated for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), British Retail Consortium (BRC), and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards is currently producing 1,500 tonnes per year of yellowtail kingfish in the Netherlands and expects that Kingfish Maine will be the largest producer of yellowtail kingfish in the US with a production capacity of 8,500 tonnes.