Dutch fish farmers mingle with Jonesporters

by Nancy Beal

Kingfish Zeeland, the Dutch company that aspires to build a $100 million land-based fish farm in Jonesport on 95 acres of waterfront on Chandler Bay and employ up to 70 local laborers, wants to be a good neighbor. Aware of the difficulties that similar ventures have encountered elsewhere on the Maine coast (read Belfast and Bucksport), Kingfish Zeeland’s managers have gone out of their way to extend an olive branch to the folks whose community their project would dramatically alter.

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