Cooke Aquaculture is a family owned and managed company that has operated a sustainable aquaculture business in Atlantic Canada for over 25 years. With North American operations in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Maine, our focus is on creating a business that is environmentally sound, economically sustainable, and provides benefits for the communities in which we operate.

Like any responsible company, we always look to the future. We would like to continue to grow and innovate in Atlantic Canada, and we see an opportunity to build on our business in Nova Scotia. Right now we operate five marine farms in Digby County, five marine farms in the Shelburne Harbour, Jordan Bay and McNutts Island areas, one farm in St. Margaret’s Bay, and one farm near Liverpool. We also have an administration office in Shelburne and a maintenance facility in Sandy Point, Nova Scotia. In addition, we own Northeast Nutrition Inc., which operates a feed facility in Truro, Nova Scotia and AC Covert, a distribution company based in Dartmouth NS.

Working closely with the communities of Digby and Shelburne, we are pursuing the opportunity to create jobs and infrastructure, in a way that works with existing fisheries and recreation in both of these communities. The ongoing investment and expansion of our salt water operations in Digby and Shelburne necessitates the expansion of our feed production. As a result we have begun to expand our feed facility in Truro – creating more employment opportunities and infrastructure in Nova Scotia.

New Dalhousie Industrial Research Chair in sustainable aquaculture most substantial in Canada

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Dalhousie University and Cooke Aquaculture have partnered to create the new Cooke Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Sustainable Aquaculture. The new IRC is a five-year renewable program that will be … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Farming

Atlantic Canada is at an economic crossroad. I grew up in New Brunswick spending my summers as a youth milking cows on my grandfather’s dairy farm, studied agriculture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and went directly to work in … Continue reading

Nova Scotia Government Announces Aquaculture Strategy

We are pleased that the Nova Scotia Government has announced a strategy for Nova Scotia’s aquaculture industry.  The Government’s strategy entitled “Creating Sustainable Wealth in Rural and Coastal Communities” is key to the development of a sustainable aquaculture sector in … Continue reading