Cooke Marks Start of “Organic September” with New Orkney Organic Certification

As Organic September gets underway Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has confirmed that its newest seawater site – Bay of Holland in Stronsay – has become the latest to achieve Soil Association organic certification. The 12 100m pen site was constructed in early 2021 and stocked with Soil Association organic-certified smolts that currently average 550g. A new, purpose-built 200 tonne feed barge …

Liam McArthur MSP Visits Orkney Operations

Liam McArthur MSP, the Liberal Democrat Member of the Scottish Parliament for Orkney, today visited Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s Orkney operations. The MSP toured our Cava and Fara organic Scottish salmon farms in Scapa Flow and our visited our packing station in Kirkwall, hosted by Orkney Area Manager Robert Peterson and Orkney Packing Station Manager Michael Lewington. Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is …

Local MSP Beatrice Wishart Visits Shetland Operations

Beatrice Wishart MSP, the Liberal Democrat Member of the Scottish Parliament for Shetland, today visited Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s Shetland operations (Monday 19 July 2021). The MSP toured our Vee Taing seawater site off Uyeasound in Unst and our packing station in Mid Yell, hosted by Shetland Regional Manager David Brown and Yell Packing Station Manager Christine Nicholson. Beatrice Wishart MSP …

David Cashman Appointed Finance Chief

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has appointed David Cashman as its new finance director. David was previously head of finance at Highland Spring – the UK’s top bottled water producer – where he led the finance function for the £100m turnover business, responsible for all end-to-end activity within the division from transaction services, commercial finance to the year-end audit and preparation and …

Relocation of Chalmers Hope Wins Planning Approval

A proposal to relocate our existing Chalmers Hope seawater site in Scapa Flow has cleared one of the final hurdles after gaining planning consent from Orkney Island Council. The council agreed that moving this site into deeper water with faster flowing currents would be better for fish health and the marine environment in Scapa Flow. The planning consent also enables …