Two Maine seafood companies are seeking free land in Buckstown Heritage Park, the town's Route 46 industrial park.

Darmariscotta-based Pemaquid Mussel Farm has requested a 3.25-acre lot for a new facility that the company projects will employ nine people by the end of the year, according to Bucksport Economic Development Director Richard Rotella.

Additionally, Rotella said, Stonington-based Greenhead Lobster is seeking a 2.75-acre lot for a new lobster and crab processing facility that it projects will employ up to 45 people by the end of 2019.

Bucksport offers industrial park land to businesses free of charge at the discretion of the Town Council. Rotella said he expects to bring the requests from the two seafood companies to the council for consideration Feb. 8.

Both parcels are situated in the eight-lot undeveloped far end of the industrial park, known as Phase 2. The near end of the park, known as Phase 1, is home to another crab processing facility, Waterworld II, along with a satellite shop of Belfast's Front Street Shipyard, A & J Motorcycle Safety School, Central Maine Cold Storage, Northeast Cable, Osborne Plumbing and Heating and others.

Pemaquid Mussel Farm and Greenhead Lobster did not respond to requests for comment.