Giant oyster farms have been proposed for southeast Alaska, marking potential progress in mariculture that a state activity pressure says might be a $one hundred million business.
CoastAlaska stories Silver Bay Seafoods has been working on securing a 10-yr lease on 182 acres (74 hectares) of seafloor near Sitka.
State businesses are reviewing the appliance by the seafood company, which has been shopping for and processing fish at its plant in Sitka for the previous decade.
Silver Bay Seafood’s proposal is out for public comment by way of March 1.
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One other oyster farm has been proposed on 127 acres (fifty one hectares) off Prince of Wales Island.
The farm has handed its regulatory evaluate however still needs to submit a bond, pay its charges and sign for the lease.