Delaware County fish farm loses lawsuits over unpaid bills

ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fish farm that last year won approval for a $30 million expansion faces more than $200,000 in court judgments over a failure to pay its bills.

Bell Aquaculture opened in Albany in the mid-2000s. The company’s goal was to produce perch and other fish for restaurants and retail, and officials said in 2009 they hoped to raise $15 million from investors.

County officials and those who have done business with the company are wondering if the fish farm is in trouble. The Star press reportsBell Aquaculture officials had no contact with economic development officials for months and says the company failed to respond to lawsuits filed by other businesses.

Bell president and CEO Norm McCowan didn’t respond to messages seeking comment about the lawsuits.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

 

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