Good Jobs and Opportunity for Humboldt
In February Nordic Aquafarms made the decision to pursue final due diligence for a land-based fish farm on the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt by signing a lease-option agreement with the Harbor District in Humboldt.
If our due diligence and permitting goes as we hope, this project will bring major investments, good paying jobs, tax revenue, and many business opportunities for local businesses in the area. Our assessments so far strongly indicate that this location is perfect for our land-based fish operation (add link when site is live).
This project has also been designated as an anchor project at the peninsula that will attract other businesses to the area. An aquaculture cluster will contribute to a diverse and robust seafood industry in Humboldt. We also see potential synergies and opportunities for cooperation with the existing seafood industry. Our strategy is to provide an alternative to seafood imports to the region, not to compete with existing hard-working businesses. In Norway where our company originated, strong wild-catch and fish farming industries operate side-by-side, both with great success.
We look forward to working with our Humboldt Partners to grow our business, and the Aquaculture industry cluster, for the benefit of all.