GROWING MAINE'S ECONOMY

HOW WE'LL DO IT
Midcoast Maine has tremendous potential to attract cutting edge, high tech industries like RAS. With a strong local workforce and proximity to major infrastructure and University hubs, the community is an ideal home for forward looking businesses.

Whole Oceans plans to significantly invest in Maine over the next five years to build and operate our world class facilities.

STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY

WHAT WE'RE PLANNING
Throughout 2018, Whole Oceans is beginning a multi-phase plan to develop a sustainable land-based farm to grow Atlantic salmon in Midcoast, Maine.

HEALTHY, HIGH QUALITY FISH

WHY SALMON?
Salmon is rich in nutrients, minerals, marine omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein and vitamins, and represents an important part of a varied and healthy diet.

BRINGING PROSPERITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY TO MAINE

INTRODUCING

WHOLE OCEANS

Whole Oceans is a Maine company, on track to become America’s premier, land-based producer of sustainable farm-raised Atlantic salmon.

Beginning in 2018, we are building a state-of-the-art Atlantic salmon recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Midcoast, Maine.

This project will be one of the largest land-based aquaculture projects in the world.  

Rocky Beach

2,000,000+

METRIC TONS
PRODUCED GLOBALLY (2017)

$10,000,000,000+

ATLANTIC SALMON SALES
(GLOBAL, 2017)

4%

U.S. DEMAND
PRODUCED DOMESTICALLY (2017)

STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY

LAND-BASED RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE SYSTEM (RAS)

RAS is a technique for raising fish in a closed, indoor, land-based system. Water is continuously recirculated through a purification system, which conserves water and eliminates the need for antibiotics.

Healthy fish.
Healthy planet.
Healthy people.

Salmon Swimming with Sun Rays

ADVANTAGES OF RAS

Water Savings of 95% - 99%
Recirculating efficiency reduces overall water dependence.
Mortality Reduction
The tight biosecurity protocols in our facility will significantly lower the risk of pathogens and decrease the overall mortality of our fish.
Natural Products
Minimal to zero hormones & antibiotics.
Environmentally Friendly
Low impact on environmental resources.
Extensive Monitoring Systems
24-hour control over feed & water quality.

FRESH & LOCALLY SOURCED

SEAFOOD OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

A HIGHER QUALITY SALMON

We are Focused on the Diet of our Salmon
By utilizing the latest technology, we are able to grow our salmon in a clean, controlled reduced stress environment with a focus on healthy diets. This level of care is directly reflected the higher quality of our fish.
Highly Nutritious
Salmon is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.  It’s rich in minerals, marine omega-3 fatty acids, very high-quality protein and several vitamins, and represents an important part of a varied and healthy diet.
Grown from Egg to Harvest in One Place
We use the highest quality eggs and grow our fish from eggs through harvest inside our Maine-based state of the art biosecure facility.
USING THE ENTIRE SALMON
We plan to further develop complimentary businesses designed to utilize all aspects of the fish to minimize our waste stream.
Salmon Dish Plated

TEAM & PARTNERS

Skiing on Bucksport Trail

WORLD CLASS PARTNERS

Whole Oceans’ partners fulfill a best-in-class approach throughout our company. We are thrilled to include the world’s foremost leaders in land-based aquaculture design, engineering and construction:

The Conservation Fund
The Freshwater Institute
Billund Aquaculture
Pranger Enterprises, Inc.
Kennebec River Biosciences

Of course, a business is only as good as its people. To reach our long term production goals, Whole Oceans will create hundreds of jobs and will join with Maine educational partners to create our workforce of tomorrow.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Robert Piasio
Robert Piasio
CEO
Ben Willauer
Ben Willauer
Chief Development Officer
Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell
Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer Fortier
Jennifer Fortier
Outreach & Development Associate

HAVE QUESTIONS? COME ASK A SCIENTIST

Jenn, our Outreach and Development Associate, will be UPSTAIRS at The Local Variety in Bucksport on Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 10:00 am Please stop by if you’d like to chat!

Where: Upstairs at 79 Main Street Bucksport, Maine

When: 7:30-10:00 am On June 28, July 12 July 26 and August 9

For more information, call (207) 747-1400 Ext 2

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