About the project:
The following is from an assessment of the sea cucumber pharmaceutical processing facility that was prepared recently for Argyle municipal council.
• The project involves the construction of a refrigeration and cooking facility for the byproduct of the Ocean Pride sea cucumber plant in Wedgeport.
• The first phase of construction will have office space, an enclosed area for cooking the product and a refrigeration space. In a second phase, there would be freezer space and a dryer added on location.
• Refrigerated space will be used to store raw material until it is processed. It is expected an additional separate freezer storage building for storage of incoming raw materials on the site may be needed as the business develops.
• It is intended to utilize the current waste materials from the Ocean Pride sea cucumber facility in Wedgeport, with the goal of utilizing all of the Ocean Pride products which are harvested from the sea and also have the potential for utilizing raw material products from the sea from other processors to produce nutraceutical/dietary supplements and related products.
and Kathy Bourque – who found themselves on opposite sides in the final vote – perhaps best summed it up.
Albright called it a “difficult decision ... We’ve all been torn.” She sided with the residents. Bourque said having to choose one side over the other was “tearing my heart ... (but) I have confidence in Jules.”