Cooke Unveils Ambitious Fish Farm Expansion Plans in Nova Scotia

Cooke Seafood is refloating its proposal to build a salmon processing plant in Nova Scotia, as the New Brunswick-based seafood farming giant moves to expand in a province where it has been treading water for years.

In a rare public appearance Thursday in Halifax, CEO Glenn Cooke outlined the company’s plans, which include the first new open-pen salmon farm in Nova Scotia since a moratorium was imposed in 2013 and lifted three years later.

More farmed salmon

“Our goal is to produce more salmon in Nova Scotia, more seawater sites that we are applying for,” Cooke told a Halifax Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

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