In 2017, our aquaculture program partnered with the City of South Portland and GEI Consultants to develop a master plan or long-term vision for the underutilized Portland Street Pier as a commercial fishing and aquaculture hub. We conducted a needs assessment of Portland Harbor’s aquaculture and commercial fishing industries to better understand who the most likely users are and how they might use the pier. Our research found potential for a mixed-use pier that supports both commercial fishing and aquaculture businesses because of shared infrastructure needs. The report also includes a comprehensive map and description of Portland Harbor’s working waterfront support infrastructure to help City officials understand what services are abundant or lacking.
South Portland Pier Aquaculture and Fishing Needs Assessment
Our project conducted a needs assessment that provided the City of South Portland with critical information to help guide them towards fully utilizing the Portland Street Pier in support of Portland Harbor’s commercial fishing and aquaculture businesses.
In November, the City of South Portland announced a new effort to evaluate how the city-owned Portland Street Pier could best support the local working …
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