Cooke Aquaculture Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 18th Consecutive Year

May 12, 2023 Cooke Aquaculture

Cooke Aquaculture Inc. is proud to once again be recognized as a 2023 Platinum Club winner as part of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards program. This is the 18th consecutive year the family-owned and operated company has received this designation.

Cooke Encourages Nova Scotia Government to Move Forward on Aquaculture Development

March 27, 2023 Cooke

Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd., the Atlantic Canadian salmon farming division of family-owned Cooke Aquaculture Inc. has received the aquaculture regulations review report and recommendations released Friday by The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. We appreciate the time and advice contributed by the members of the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee (NSARAC) throughout the process.

Cooke Appeals Lease Denial Of Washington State Rainbow Trout Farms

December 19, 2022 Cooke

On November 14, 2022, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) abruptly issued notices to Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC (“Cooke”) that it would not be renewing two rainbow trout farming leases located at Rich Passage and Hope Island in Puget Sound. Furthermore, DNR arbitrarily and unreasonably demanded that Cooke harvest all fish and remove all farm equipment from the sites within 30 days. The lease application denials were the culmination of Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz’s five-year quest to “bury” Cooke and destroy aquaculture in Washington.

Statement Regarding Washington Department of Natural Resources Not Renewing Two Steelhead Fish Farming Leases in Puget Sound

November 18, 2022 Cooke

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific was very disappointed to receive the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) notices not to renew our two steelhead fish farming leases in Rich Passage off Bainbridge Island and off Hope Island in Skagit Bay.

Washington Won’t Renew Leases For Puget Sound Fish Farms

November 15, 2022 Associated Press

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will not renew a fish-farming company’s last remaining leases on net pens in Puget Sound.