Salmonid Restoration Federation

Humboldt Bay Aquaculture

Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) was awarded a grant from the Rose Foundation For Communities and the Environment for aquaculture research, outreach, and education in Humboldt Bay in 2020 and 2021.

This page will be used to provide resources to the community regarding current aquaculture projects and propsals for the Humboldt Bay Area. Our initial focus will be on the aquaculture facility proposed by Nordic AquaFarms.

If you are unable to access any of the links or articles listed below, or you would like more information, please contact

Update 2/2/2021
Nordic Aquafarms will be holding a town hall/community meeting to discuss their permit applications and recent study results next Thursday,
Feb. 11 at 6 pm PST
via Zoom:

Update 12/2/2020
Specialized studies for the Coastal Development Permit and Special Permit proposal (Case No. PLN-2020-16698) have been prepared and are undergoing peer review. These studies will be distributed when they become available for public review.

Update 11/09/2020
Nordic Aquafarms is holding weekly meetings for the Humboldt Bay community to learn more about their proposed project.
Click here to access the meeting: Wednesdays at noon on Zoom
Check out their Facebook page for more information, updates, and recordings of past meetings.

Update 8/17/2020
Nordic Aquafarms will submit its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit application this coming week. 

Recent Articles: Nordic Aquafarms

Nordic Aquafarms Provides Update on Fish Farm Project (Times-Standard)
February 15, 2021

Harbor District planning article (Lost Coast Outpost)
February 8, 2021

Nordic plans town hall for fish farm update 
February 4, 2021

CR plans aquaculture curriculum to boost Nordic’s local hiring pool
November 11, 2020

County Receives $300K in EPA Funding to Continue Toxic Cleanup and Development on the Samoa Peninsula
June 11, 2020

Nordic Aquafarms Expands Aquaculture Facility Plans, Releases Images Showing What the Fish Farm Would Look Like
April 30, 2020

Nordic Aquafarms, Which Now Has a Local Office and is Recruiting Employees, Will Host a Community Meeting Tonight
November 14, 2019

Nordic Aquafarms announces plans for RAS facility in California
February 11, 2019

Other Aquaculture News

Factory-farmed salmon: does it make sense to grow fish in indoor tanks? (The Guardian)
December 7, 2020

Restorative Aquaculture Webinar with California Sea Grant
November 19, 2020

Introducing HSU’s New Seaweed Farm, a First for California (with Video)
September 11, 2020

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