Nordic Aquafarms and city officials will conduct a public information session tonight about the company's salmon farm project, 6 to 8 p.m. at UMaine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave.

Participating will be Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim, the company's environmental and engineering consultant Elizabeth Ransom, Belfast City Manager Joe Slocum, the city’s directors of planning and economic development, members of the City Council, representatives of Belfast Water District and others.

According to Slocum, it will be a Q&A session “to provide additional clarity and information to the public.” He stressed that it is not a hearing; no testimony will be taken and no votes will be cast. The meeting will be recorded and distributed on television and online by Bel TV.

Heim said he will provide more information about next steps, including further due diligence at the site, employment plans, what Nordic Aquafarms is constructing and when, and how the company will maintain open communications with the community. He also said that additional meetings are planned as the project moves forward.

Nordic Aquafarms plans to build one of the largest land-based salmon farms in the world on 40 acres on Northport Avenue (Route 1), Belfast. The company has agreements to purchase 26 acres that currently belong to the Belfast Water District, which will relocate its office and garages to a new site, and another 14 acres of abutting land from a private landowner.