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Acadia NP opposes proposed big salmon farm

Officials at Acadia National Park are signaling opposition to a $250 million salmon farm proposed for Frenchman Bay, in the shadow of Cadillac Mountain. But the Norway-based developers say they won't alter their plans in response.

The American Aquafarms project would use closed pens, powered by diesel engines, to raise salmon at two sites totaling 120 acres in Frenchman Bay. Each site would contain 15 pens, which the company says would eventually produce some 66 million pounds of salmon a year.

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