On April 1, Cooke Aquaculture Inc. of Canada announced it had purchased Atlantic
On April 1, Cooke Aquaculture Inc. of Canada announced it had purchased Atlantic Salmon of Maine, one of the two largest salmon farming operations in the state and a company that over the past couple of years has weathered a significant amount of fish-related controversy. In 2003, violations of the Clean Water Act, a devastating fire, and an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia wiped out much of the company's stock. Only one of its three hatcheries is currently operating. Ross Butler, vice president of Cooke, sees similarities in the way Cooke and Atlantic Salmon do business, and is hoping to take advantage of the synergies. Sebastian Belle of the Maine Aquaculture Association sees the deal as nothing but positive for Atlantic Salmon workers and the statewide aquaculture industry.
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Donnelly, Sara, "On April 1, Cooke Aquaculture Inc. of Canada announced it had purchased Atlantic" (2004). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2343.