Maine’s 3,500 miles of cold water coastline, abundant access to clean fresh water, and close proximity to major consumer markets positions 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.

For aquaculture companies looking to locate or expand in the state, Maine & Co. provides confidential and comprehensive location and business services. 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.

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 public and private sector representatives for your team 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 location, analyzing the short and long-term value of these incentives.

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 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.

“Seafood from Maine has a high brand perception in the United States, according to University of Maine aquaculture professor Steve Eddy. That’s a factor that Nordic Aquafarms and Whole Oceans Seafood took into account when deciding to build major RAS salmon facilities in the New England state. Maine also offers unrivaled sources of fresh and brackish water for marine aquaculture.”

 – Undercurrent News, July 2019


  • Cold & clean water resources
  • Close to large North American consumer markets
  • Trusted Maine seafood brand
  • Team of academic & marine science experts