Environment & Conservation
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Setting the Highest Standards.

A Healthy Ocean, a Healthy Company.

Protecting the ocean has always been essential to our business. We understand that feeding future generations depends on what we do today, and we are dedicated to our role as environmental stewards.

Through our many certifications and partnerships with research institutions, we continue to set the highest standards for responsible harvesting and sustainable processes across all lines of business.

We maintain an Environmental Management System which allows us to effectively manage and implement procedures, documents and records to ensure compliance with regulations, 3rd party certifications and our own internal controls.

We also use Third-Party Certification Programs to challenge us to go above and beyond our regulatory requirements in key areas like environmental and social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability.

Our products carry the 4-Star BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) Certification mark, attesting that our salmon meets the BAP standards on four separate links in the chain of production: sea sites, processing plants, feed mills and freshwater hatcheries.

Cooke is committed to continuous improvement of quality and environmental performance. Our pristine fresh water and marine environment is our most valuable asset, and we continuously strive to protect these and other resources while still delivering superior quality salmon.

Community Conservation

Cooke works with a variety of community and government organizations on a number of conservation projects throughout New Brunswick and the world. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do.

Fundy Salmon Recovery Project


Fundy Salmon Recovery is a partnership that operates the World’s First Wild Salmon Marine Conservation Farm on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick. The project is a true collaboration of community, academic and industry stakeholders working together to protect young salmon and improve their chances to survive and reproduce when released back to the wild as adults.

Magaguadavic River Atlantic Salmon Restoration Project

The Magaguadavic River Atlantic Salmon Restoration Project is a partnership between Cooke and the Magaguadavic River Salmon Recovery Group (MRSRG) – consisting of anglers, conservation organizations, industry, and government agencies. MRSRG was formed in 1998 with the goal of restoring wild Atlantic salmon stocks in the Magaguadavic River.


initiatives-10-cast_logoCAST (Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow) is a partnership of scientists, environmental groups, and industry participants. The focus is saving wild Atlantic salmon before it’s too late. Currently, CAST is working on six science projects on the Miramichi and Restigouche rivers. CAST aims to serve as a positive partnership model for Eastern Canada’s wild Atlantic salmon rivers.