Cooke Aquaculture USA Inc.
Cooke Aquaculture - From Egg to Plate.
Started by the Cooke family in 1985 with one farm and 5,000 salmon, Cooke Aquaculture has grown into an innovative, fully-integrated global seafood company.
Delivering top quality seafood requires top quality performance at every point in the supply chain, from inception through growth, harvesting, processing, and delivery.
To ensure the highest standards of product and service for our clients, vertical integration and operational diversity are embedded in our way of doing business. In Atlantic Canada, Cooke Aquaculture is involved in every step of the journey – from our broodstock and spawning and juvenile rearing to marine farming, feed manufacture and equipment development and maintenance. From sites around the Atlantic provinces, we grow, harvest and process fresh Atlantic salmon for our discerning customers who value our fresh, local flavour. We are a major economic driver in coastal communities and we are a company that cares about our employees and our neighbours.
Cooke Aquaculture USA - Building Up In Downeast Maine.
Cooke Aquaculture has been a part of the Downeast Maine community for more than a decade, since purchasing the East Coast operations of some of our biggest competitors who had decided to leave the area. These operations included Atlantic Salmon of Maine, Heritage Salmon and Stolt Sea Farm (which later became Marine Harvest).
Because these companies were in financial difficulty, the acquisitions became turnaround operations. Changes were implemented quickly in order to save hundreds of jobs. Cooke took a collaborative approach with both government regulators and non-governmental organizations to rebuild a sustainable salmon farming sector in Maine.
Today, Cooke has marine farms in three distinct areas of Maine: Eastport, Machiasport and Points South, including Black Island South, near Bar Harbor. Cooke also operates three freshwater hatcheries at Gardner Lake, Bingham and Oquossoc. Value-added processing takes place at the Machiasport facility, giving Cooke a fully-integrated operation within the State of Maine.
Cooke will continue to build the state’s salmon farming sector to meet a growing demand for fresh, Maine ocean raised Atlantic salmon. That includes continuing to embrace the bay management area structure by stocking three distinct geographical areas. This ‘all-in, all-out’ management style has proven to be beneficial for fish health, and the health of our shared marine environment.