Cooke Aquaculture was established in 1985 as Kelly Cove Salmon by Gifford, Michael and Glenn Cooke .
The company’s origins were humble, beginning with a single marine cage site containing 5,000 salmon. Four years later the family decided it needed a consistent and independent supply of eggs and smolt so it purchased Oak Bay Hatchery.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Cooke Aquaculture processes and sells more than 115 million pounds of Atlantic salmon and 35 million pounds of trout each year.
Brands & Companies acquisitions:
The True North Salmon Company (established 1994)
Heritage Salmon (acquired in 2005)
Allavoix (acquired in 2002)
The Jail Island (acquired in 2003)
Salmones Cupquelan S.A. ( acquired in 2008)
July 22, 2011, Cooke Aquaculture has inked a deal to acquire Morpol ASA subsidiary Culmarex SA. Culmarex is Spain’s largest seabass and seabream farming operation.
May 14, 2014 - Blacks Harbour NB Canada: Cooke Aquaculture announce the closing of its deal with Marine Harvest for the purchase of its fully owned subsidiary, Meridian Salmon Farms Limited.
New MSC standard for seaweed presented Chile
An induction to the Marine Stewardship Council standard in seaweed was carried out in dependencies of Chinquihue Foundation, in Puerto Montt, at the request of the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.