Cooke will not operate at Harbour Breton after January 31

Clayton Hunt
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Chuck Brown, an official with Cooke Aqua, said on January 13 that the company informed the employees at the Harbour Breton facility on Friday, January 10 that the landlord has decided not to renew Cooke’s lease and that the company will no longer be operating the facility as of Jan. 31, 2014.

Brown said, “We want to express our sincere appreciation to all our employees at the Harbour Breton facility who have supported our processing division since we started production in 2008.

We will continue to look at our options to meet our processing requirements in our Newfoundland operations and we expect to require processing capacity by spring or summer of 2014.

 

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  • Oisin
    January 13, 2014 - 17:04

    This is some of the best news I have read concerning the future of fin fish aquaculture in NL. I have long felt that once the going became tough due to numerous outbreaks of ISA Cooke would not stick around. I am glad to read this and hopefully there will be a future for wild salmon on the South coast of NL.