Salmon aquaculture in New Brunswick began with just one commercial site in 1978 and has since grown to over 90 sites across the province. New Brunswick represents approximately 40% of all Canadian salmon production.
The Saint John Region in particular is home to Cooke Aquaculture Inc., one of the world’s largest producers of farmed Atlantic salmon. Their brand, True North Seafood, provides sustainable products for all in our region to enjoy, and offers a location in the Saint John City Market as a place to get fresh, candied, or smoked salmon while visiting the region.
The success of salmon aquaculture here is largely attributed to the pristine waters of the Bay of Fundy. With its currents, back eddies, and high tides, we have one of the healthiest environments for cultivating fish.
Looking to create your own taste of the region? Check out True North Seafood's salmon, white fish, and shellfish recipes here.