The High (Energy) Cost of Farmed Fish

Nordic Aquafarms California, LLC is proposing to construct a land-based finfish recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility on the Samoa Peninsula. The facility, which would be built on the site of the decommissioned Freshwater Tissue Samoa Pulp Mill, is projected to use as much power as the Cities of Eureka and Fortuna combined. This graph is from the Draft Environmental Impact Report that can be found at