An activist group said Tuesday it is planning to appeal a Nov. 29 decision by the Jonesport, Maine, planning board approving a building permit application for land-based yellowtail farmer The Kingfish Company, the last step required for the company to begin pre-construction design and engineering on its new facility in the United States.

The group Protect Downeast said its appeal is based on "numerous reasons," including what it claims is Kingfish’s failure to meet several of the land use standards that are there to protect Chandler Bay and surrounding waters."