Land-based aquaculture company Kingfish Maine has once again defeated a court challenge to key permits the farm is required to have to operate.

Maine’s Superior Court denied the latest appeal by opponents the Roque Island Gardner Homestead Corporation and Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative, upholding the Maine Board of Environmental Protection’s affirmation of Kingfish Maine’s Site Location of Development Act (SLODA) and Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA) joint permit, the company said Tuesday.

The permit was issued by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in 2021 and affirmed, on appeal, by the Maine Board of Environmental Protection in 2022.