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Cooke Aquaculture acquires shrimp farms


A worker with Cooke Aquaculture walks on a structure at the site of a salmon farm in the Bay of Fundy near Meteghan in this file shot. N.B.-based Cooke Inc. confirmed on Monday that it has acquired Seajoy Seafood Corp., which farms shrimp in Honduras and Nicaragua.
A worker with Cooke Aquaculture walks on a structure at the site of a salmon farm in the Bay of Fundy near Meteghan in this file shot. N.B.-based Cooke Inc. confirmed on Monday that it has acquired Seajoy Seafood Corp., which farms shrimp in Honduras and Nicaragua.

A major player in aquaculture in the Northeast U.S. and in Atlantic Canada has completed acquisition of one of the largest premium shrimp farms in Latin America.

Cooke Inc. says it has acquired Seajoy Seafood Corp., which farms shrimp in Honduras and Nicaragua. Cooke Inc. is the parent of Cooke Aquaculture, based in New Brunswick and is one of the largest companies in the world primarily farming salmon.

Cooke representatives say in a statement that the acquisition of Seajoy is an important piece of the company’s plans to diversify its products.

Seajoy focuses on producing value-added Pacific white shrimp. Its products are sold to customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Cooke says the terms of the transaction have not been disclosed as both companies are private, family-owned businesses.

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