Cooke Family of Companies
A world of growth.
Cooke has a global footprint and recognized leadership in all aspects of the seafood industry, including wild harvesting.
In order to meet increasing market demands, our strategy includes acquisitions and organic growth opportunities that are both sustainable and responsibly managed.
In 2015, Cooke established Cooke Seafood USA Inc. and purchased the Wanchese Fish Company and Icicle Seafoods Inc. in the US and Fripur in Uruguay to further expand our seafood assets in the wild fishery. These acquisitions are consistent with the Cooke family’s focus on vertical integration and diversification in terms of geography, products, and markets.
True North Seafood
Freshness and Variety.
Our obsession with delicious, fresh seafood has been in our DNA ever since the day our ancestors began fishing the waters of the Bay of Fundy six generations ago. Like our grandparents, we’re proud to spend our days living and working alongside our neighbors and friends in coastal communities. Fishing is in our blood. It drives us to innovate – to stay true to you, the environment and true to ourselves. It’s our guiding principle. It’s our “True North”.
To us, the ocean is a provider. It gives us so much. It provides us with food and allows those who live and work near the water to enjoy a unique livelihood and lifestyle. The ocean is a source of pride. For generations, it has shaped our families and communities and given us a sense of identity and purpose. And we’re determined to make sure it stays that way for generations to come. We believe the health of our communities depends on the health of the ocean. For us, staying true to the ocean is how we stay true to ourselves, our community, and our future. And that’s why we fish and farm with care – to ensure long- term social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
For more information, please visit www.truenorthseafood.com
The Wanchese Fish Company
Wild in the USA and South America.
From its humble beginnings in 1936, the Wanchese Fish Company has steadily grown to become a leading supplier of seafood products in North America and Europe. A vertically-integrated seafood harvester, processor, and distributor, Wanchese is capable of harvesting over 4,000 tons of wild scallops, shrimp, oysters, king crab, and other seafood products each year.
At sea, our industry- leading fleet vessels in Argentina are equipped with sophisticated process-at-sea capabilities. And on land, our state-of-the-art processing plant in Suffolk, VA, includes a cold storage facility that helps ensure the seafood we bring to market is as fresh as the day it was caught.
- Southern king crab
- Scallop medallions
- Scallops wrapped in bacon
- Shrimp wrapped in bacon
- Fin fish
For more information, please visit wanchese.com
Going to the ends of the earth has never been so rewarding.
Cooke Uruguay operates the largest fishery in the country, traditionally harvesting Patagonia silver hake (Merluccius hubbsi) and deep-sea red crab. We are a vertically-integrated company with a fleet of 21 vessels, and operations in Montevideo, Uruguay as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Deep-sea red crab
- Patagonia silver hake