Title

A report prepared by Stafford Business Advisors, consultants hired by city, stat

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-16-1999

Pages

7

Abstract

A report prepared by Stafford Business Advisors, consultants hired by city, state, and private agencies to study ways to improve the maritime economy, suggests that Portland would be an ideal place to locate a cold storage facility that could provide storage for 14 million of the 18 million pounds of frozen fish currently processed in Portland each year. Fish awaiting processing is now kept in storage in Gloucester, Mass. According to the report, such a facility would cost between $1.7 million and $1.9 million. City Councilor James Cloutier, a member of Portland's waterfront task force, said the freezer could be either publicly or privately funded, and that public funds could come from either the Maine Port Authority or the city. He suggested a publicly financed facility might be located at the Portland Fish Exchange. Cloutier also indicated that the task force is also examining ways to make dredging , especially slip dredging, more affordable to small business owners.

Subjects

Waterfront -- Portland

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