Refusing to go with the Flow

A Family Company

Cooke Aquaculture is the world's largest independent, fully-integrated salmon farming company with operations in every Atlantic Canadian province, the State of Maine, Chile, Spain and Scotland.

But this family-owned company started small, with just three employees

The family quickly learned that long-term success and sustainability would require a solid foundation and a plan that included full vertical integration of all aspects of salmon production.

A key to the company's current business success is its diversity of products and markets and its full integration. Cooke Aquaculture is an "egg to plate" aquaculture business that handles all aspects of production from spawning and rearing at freshwater hatcheries to grow-out at marine sites to processing as well as feed production, trucking and distribution, research and development, veterinary services and more.

This integration model gives Cooke Aquaculture the ability to control costs and, more importantly, to offer exceptional service to customers.

The egg-to-plate operations in North America include:

  • 15 freshwater hatcheries including an in-house broodstock program
  • More than 100 marine farm sites in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Maine.
  • Whole fish processing in Blacks Harbour, NB
  • Value-added processing in St. George, NB and Machiasport, Maine
  • Whole fish and value-added processing in Harbour Breton, NL
  • Smoked and specialty products processing in Charlottetown, PEI
  • Two feed production facilities - in St. George, NB and Truro, NS
  • Shoreland Transport - our trucking division
  • AC Covert, Halifax, and Ocean to Ocean, Montreal, - our seafood distribution divisions
  • True North Salmon - sales, marketing and processing
  • GMG Fish Services - equipment manufacture and repair

From three employees in St. George, New Brunswick to more than 2,500 around the world, Cooke Aquaculture has become an industry leader and innovator without losing touch with its small-community roots and family values.


Aquaculture is a home-grown industry that brings prosperity to our region with direct employment and indirect spinoffs. But Cooke Aquaculture does more than help the economy. Cooke Aquaculture is a family company and its owners and employees are valuable contributors to community life..


Many of Cooke Aquaculture's workers have the greatest offices in the world - the waters off the Atlantic coast. And the company's commitment to sound management, environmental responsibility, innovation, research and development and continuous improvement has earned Cooke Aquaculture several prestigious awards, designations and certifications.


The Atlantic salmon is a truly great fish, prized by chefs for its versatility and by consumers for its health benefits. Salmon is one of the best sources of DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. It's also a healthy source of high quality protein, rich in vitamins and minerals

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Career Opportunities

  Career Title Location Date Posted Region

   Fish Processing Specialist Blacks HarbourFebruary 20, 2017
   Accountant Blacks HarbourFebruary 20, 2017
   Business Systems Analyst Blacks HarbourFebruary 20, 2017
   Saltwater Aquaculture Technician Grand MananFebruary 15, 2017
   Saltwater Aquaculture Technicians Annapolis Valley, LiverpoolFebruary 15, 2017
   Maintenance Vessel Deckhand Digby, Liverpool, ShelburneFebruary 14, 2017
   Officers and Crew Blacks HarbourFebruary 14, 2017
   Marine Technician Outboard Mechanic St. GeorgeFebruary 14, 2017
   Hatchery Labourer Lake UtopiaFebruary 13, 2017
   Harvest Vessel Deckhands ShelburneFebruary 10, 2017
   Scuba Divers Grand Manan, Mainland, NBFebruary 10, 2017
   Harvest Vessel Captain ShelburneFebruary 10, 2017
   Compliance Manager BridgewaterFebruary 07, 2017
   Saltwater Aquaculture Technician HermitageFebruary 06, 2017
   Treasury Accountant Blacks HarbourFebruary 03, 2017
   Data Entry Clerk / Administrative Assistant TruroJanuary 31, 2017
   Business Systems Analyst Saint JohnJanuary 30, 2017
   Senior Systems Analyst Saint JohnJanuary 27, 2017
   Business Intelligence Analyst Saint JohnJanuary 27, 2017
   Payroll Clerk St. GeorgeJanuary 27, 2017
   Senior Accountant Saint JohnJanuary 27, 2017
   Financial Analyst Saint JohnJanuary 26, 2017
   Cost Accountant Blacks HarbourJanuary 24, 2017
   Welder St. GeorgeJanuary 23, 2017

Cooke Aquaculture
1 Fundy Bay Drive
St. George, NB
E5C 3E2
Tel: 506-755-1460
Fax: 506-755-1340