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Fish farming returns to Greenport

Apr 03, 2015 12:02 am
Parry Teasdale in The Columbia Paper reports industrial-scale fish farming is back in Greenport. After Local Ocean closed in 2013, now the Hudson Valley Fish Farms has tanks of fish in the same building as Local Ocean, in the industrial park on Route 9 just south of Hudson. John Ng, the owner of the fish farm's parent compant Fortune Group, spoke at the annual meeting of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation at Kozel’s restaurant in Ghent, March 31. Ng said his company will produce 1,000 metric tons of steelhead trout, and smaller amounts of yellowtail amberjack, and Pacific white shrimp, with the first fish eggs in two months. The company's brochure promises a $15 million investment and 75 jobs. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.