Palom Aquaculture 

With Palom Aquaculture permits in place, you can achieve competitive advantage building your recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in Gouldsboro Maine USA.

Sustainable Competitive Advantage - First and only permitted company in a unique coastal location with remote, cold, clean seawater. New aquaculture businesses will face demanding lengthy, local, state, and federal approvals and expensive coastal land costs. In addition, you can monetize waste products, blood for bioscience applications, offal for human food supplements, and begin aquaponic farming.

Competitive Advantage - Build Your Recirculating Aquaculture System With Palom Aquaculture

Develop Quickly – Your project is shovel ready with major local, state and federal approvals in force, build quickly over crushed rock and granite.  Our suggested plans use modular and portable designs to adapt to new conditions and markets. KISS 

Power Up - Electricity is three-phase power at Corea Road, the site is solar and fuel cell capable.  Generate Solar Power – Roof or mobile land-based collectors can be constructed competitively and reassembled as needed.

Farm Flexibly – Permits allow the farming of foreign Salmonid DNA . Use portable tanks, hatcheries, aquaponic stations as the site is a general commercial zone. Brainstorm with CCAR and USDA Coldwater – Your future site is about 30 minutes by car to this research facility. Tanks, solar panels, multi fuel generators are easy to construct, maintain and relocate as needed.

Enjoy Local Expertise as you commercialize all fish parts – Exploit markets for blood, scales, heads, offal, and waste. Hand work can be profitable – partner with local small businesses, local land farmers and local Native American Tribes.

Benefit From Remoteness - No lobster pots, fish pens, or residential homes; the site will not obstruct views of wealthy landowners, minimal commercial traffic in the bay.  Welcome the open ocean – Prospect Harbor has a substantial tide change creating an enormous dilution factor for effluent. The inlet pipe is 50 feet below the surface, allowing for ideal control of water chemistry and temperature.

Reach Markets Quickly – Bangor Airport is less than one hour away, Boston cold storage facilities are four hours away by truck.

Exploit Tax Benefits - Pine Tree Economic Zone Approved. PTDZ companies can receive corporate tax credits, sales and use tax exemptions for both personal and real property, employee income reimbursements of 3.6%, and reduced electricity rates. (Some financial sector companies may also be eligible for certain insurance tax credits.)

Thrive With Good Will – Gouldsboro residents have been nothing but supportive as we have involved all from the beginning.  Local people and officials openly support the project and look forward to employing a new generation of farmers. Re-purposing an abandoned Naval site versus disrupting or rezoning raw land remains ideal.

Save Time and Money With Palom Aquaculture

Permits- Local, State, FederalOur permits are unique to land-based salmon farming in the USA. We have working tirelessly over four years to obtain the necessary permitting.  According to officials, we were the first in over ten years to modify permit language. In addition, once you are operating, modifying Palom’s existing permits for future expansion is more straightforward than starting from scratch, as applicants must publicly state species and their origins at the beginning of the process. 

First Come, First Served - You would be the first significant polluter in Prospect Harbor; all future companies discharging must include your pollution in the total contamination of the bay, increasing the newcomer's costs.

Why We Prefer Saltwater Recirculating Aquaculture System - We make no claims that we are geniuses, nor do we wish to tell anyone how to run their business. Instead, the following is a simple suggestion to make life a little more comfortable based on our observations over the last 24 years.  We believe a site with seawater access is necessary for salmon because the fish quality is much better than in fresh or brackish water. Poor salmon traits is freshwater include loss of pigmentation, undesirable flesh, and changes associated with early sexual development causing the forced use of more expensive all-female stock, which some US retailers reject.

Unlike saltwater recirculating aquaculture systems, off-flavor is a much bigger problem in freshwater and much harder to address in a manner that doesn’t add cost and complexity. Adequate purging of off-flavor in freshwater requires single-pass clean water and more time, resulting in more significant weight loss levels during purging. In addition, some farms incur unexpected issues using fresh or brackish water resources in warmer climates.

Equally important is having the ability to use more water than is needed for water quality. It is instrumental in eliminating the need for high electricity cost chillers in summer.

Get Moving With Palom Aquaculture

Palom Aquaculture has the opportunity to help you with your new Recirculating Aquaculture System.  We look forward to working with you on your project so let’s get started.

Review the following materials:

Supporting documents of Palom Aquaculture Site – Please utilize the tabs at the top of the website to look through more in depth information about the property of Palom Aquaculture

Local Farmer resources (– Take a look at Home Grown, a local farm that has built a unique self-sufficient system of raising large quantities of fish (and vegetables) in a small space Duck Weed/Home Grown Farm

Gouldsboro Maine  – Visit the area of (Gouldsboro) and the village of Corea to learn about this small, quiet fishing village

Spirngworks Maine ( – View one of the largest Aquaponic greenhouses in New England.

ACRESUSA ( – This organization has promoted aquaponics and hydroponics for decades and is a great resource for information.

Aquaculture Research Institute ( – The University of Maine through the Aquaculture Research Institute is serving to be an objective authority on creating sustainable aquaculture for the future of Maine and beyond.

Contact us:
Reach out to Bryan Woods to discuss your vision and how Palom Aquaculture could be the site for your company.  Communicate through the Contact Page here or through LinkedIn.

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