Fishy Business

A new business is starting up in Middlesex County, and it’s a bit different than most other businesses.

On July 1 Middlesex County Supervisors approved a plan for an aquaponics facility by special exception in a Village Community Zoning District.

Business plans call for an indoor tilapia fish farm on county-owned land next to the closed county landfill at Stormont.

Supervisors voted to allow the company to lease the barn and one acre of land for the aquaponics business, where fish will be grown in tanks in the barn, and plants will be grown in an outdoor nursery.