Maine’s Aquaculture Opportunity

Maine’s 3,500 miles of cold water coastline, abundant access to clean fresh water, and close proximity to major consumer markets position the state to become a global leader in aquaculture.  

Maine is attracting millions of dollars in investment for aquaculture projects from companies looking to leverage the Maine seafood brand. Our state is home to industry-leading academic and marine leadership institutions, all dedicated to supporting and growing sustainable aquaculture technologies.

Confidential And Comprehensive Business Location Services

Maine & Co. provides confidential and comprehensive location and business services for aquaculture companies looking to locate or expand in the state. We partner with Maine-based academic institutions, engineering consultants, public officials, and private companies to thoroughly identify locations, understand potential sites, and help guide aquaculture projects from state to finish. Our services are offered at no cost to growing businesses.

Aquaculture represents a promising opportunity to create new jobs, strengthen and diversify our economy, and expand Maine’s reputation as a premier destination for seafood,” said Governor Mills. “I have been proud to support Maine sea farmers as they overcome the pandemic, and my Administration will continue to support the responsible growth of this industry as it creates new jobs and builds on the strong foundation of our marine economy.

 – Maine Governor Janet Mills

How We Help Your Aquaculture Business

Our work includes real estate site identification and site visit coordination. The Maine & Co. team will confidentially research potential sites, providing multiple options based on your project parameters. We will arrange meetings with your team’s public and private sector representatives at the appropriate time.

We provide site-specific data collection and analysis services, providing all relevant, up-to-date information on energy, taxes, and wage costs.

Maine & Co. provides incentives identification and valuation, a comprehensive look at all relevant incentive programs available for business locations, and analyzing these incentives’ short- and long-term value.

Our workforce analysis provides an in-depth look at quantitative data and anecdotal information from actual employers in the area under consideration. This will provide a look at the available workforce and industry expertise.

Maine & Co. leads a team of academic, marine science, and engineering consulting experts to support your project and team from start to finish.