Maine Farmed Salmon Hits High

Atlantic Salmon, courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife.

Seacoast Online: Maine salmon farmers had their most abundant harvest in a decade in 2010, marking the continued rebound of the state’s finfish aquaculture industry.

More than 24.5 million pounds of salmon valued at $76.8 million were harvested from pens in ocean waters off eastern Maine, making it the second most-valuable seafood in the state behind lobster, according to the Department of Marine Resources. It was the highest output since 2001 and is nearly triple the harvest of 4 years ago, when Maine’s salmon farming industry was reeling.

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