Columbia County Fishery to be liquidated

Posted at: 08/24/2013 7:40 AM | Updated at: 08/24/2013 9:38 AM
By: WNYT Staff

Bookmark and Share


Local Ocean

File / WNYT

HUDSON - The now defunct Local Ocean Company in Columbia County will be liquidated along with 500-thousand fish.

The hatchery that sold high-end fish to restaurants and markets abruptly closed its doors and laid off most of its employees earlier this month.

Since then, the fish were being kept afloat, literally, by a few remaining employees who are now being paid by a new owner.

Michael Spielman bought the 30-acre property at auction on Tuesday.

The town supervisor adds that Spielman has two potential renters, both aquaculture companies, for the space.



WNYT welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.