Cooke Aquaculture Scotland

What started in 1985 as a humble family aquaculture company with a single seawater site in Atlantic Canada has grown into a global seafood leader with fully-integrated facilities, product lines and distribution networks.

Over nearly four decades the company has expanded its facilities, product lines and distribution network to become a fully integrated seafood company with operations around the globe. Cooke has gone from strength to strength, growing organically as well as through a series of strategic acquisitions in North America, Latin America and Europe.

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland was established in 2014 after Cooke acquired the successful seawater and freshwater assets in Orkney, Shetland and the UK mainland.

A year later Cooke Aquaculture Scotland strengthened its Scottish operations with the acquisition of salmon farming operations in Yell, Shetland. More recently, Cooke established an in-house feed division – Northeast Nutrition Scotland – in the Scottish highlands, as part of its strategy of vertical integration and quality control at every stage of the salmon farming process.

Today, Cooke produces some of the very best seafood in the world.

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Cooke Aquaculture Scotland in the Media

April 4th, 2024
Salmon Scotland secures protected status update

Salmon Scotland secures protected status update

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April 3rd, 2024
Salmon farmers clear 23 tonnes of litter from Scottish beaches

Volunteers from Scottish salmon farms cleared away more than 23 tonnes of litter from Highlands and islands beaches last year as part of efforts to keep the areas they live and work clean.

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February 15th, 2024
Scottish salmon is named UK’s top food export for 2023

Scottish salmon was today named as the UK’s top food export in 2023, following the publication of annual HMRC figures.

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October 30th, 2023
Scottish salmon celebrated at Taste of Shetland Festival

Scottish salmon has been celebrated at the annual Taste of Shetland Festival, showcasing the islands’ world-renowned locally-produced food and drink.

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July 25th, 2023
Salmon farmers back Shetland Tall Ships

Shetland salmon farmers have joined forces to support this week’s spectacular Tall Ships’ return to Lerwick.

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March 7th, 2023
Salmon sector can solve Scotland's rural housing crisis

Salmon sector can solve Scotland's rural housing crisis

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February 24th, 2023
House price rises in Highlands and islands soar above national average

House price rises in rural and coastal communities have soared above the Scottish average, sparking warnings that a housing crisis is stopping the Highlands and islands from becoming a "northern powerhouse".

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January 31st, 2023
Sector Vacancies Round-Up

Interested in beginning a career or finding a new role in the aquaculture sector in 2023? Well here's your big chance!

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July 30th, 2022
How the Scottish salmon sector supports rural communities

Primary production in the Scottish farm-raised salmon sector is focused around the west coast, highlands and islands in remote and rural areas of Scotland. Scottish salmon farming helps to ensure that some of the country’s most remote communities not only survive, but truly thrive.

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March 11th, 2022
Salmon apprenticeships kickstart long-term careers in rural Scotland

The Scottish salmon sector already makes an extraordinary contribution to the country's economy.

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February 2nd, 2022
Salmon Scotland Appoints New Head Of Comms And Partnerships

Scotland's trade body for farm-raised salmon has appointed a new head of communications and partnerships to help promote the sustainable industry across the globe.

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February 28th, 2020
Organic jobs growth for Orkney

Salmon farmer Cooke Aquaculture Scotland have provided another jobs boost for Orkney. Five full-time, permanent roles have been created with the opening of a new organic farm in the waters off Stronsay.

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January 7th, 2020
Scottish salmon reaches new audiences

Flying into Kirkwall's tiny airport you would be hard pressed to imagine anywhere else in the UK where a population of only 26,000, spread across 16 or so inhabited islands, could deliver such an incredible breadth of fine quality food and drink.

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