Another day, another skeptical mob of residents confronts a would-be land-based US salmon farmer at a town meeting. This story continues to repeat itself in small towns where these new-age salmon farmers are hoping to establish operations.

Small towns are protective. I live in a small town, and nothing that happens goes unnoticed. If the guy down the road moves his chicken coop from one side of the yard to the other, the neighborhood social media page lights up with questions about why he did what he did.