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.