Potential $100 million land-based fish hatchery in Gold River being held up, investors say

A Vancouver Island company with major U.S. investors has ambitious plans to build a land-based fish farm in Gold River.

“Our plans are to initially build a 3000-ton farm growing Steelhead, a fully land-based system,” said President of Gold River Aquafarms President Rob Walker.

The hatchery would be built on the former site of a sawmill on the Village’s waterfront and eventually include a processing plant next to it.

A secondary processing plant would then be built farther north in the village as capacity is increased to 10,000 tons…