November 10, 2020


Cooke's True North Seafood acquires Mariner Seafood



True North Seafood, Inc., the processing division and flagship brand of Cooke Inc., confirmed in late-October that they have acquired Mariner Seafood, LLC that is headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the United States.


Mariner, an international fresh and frozen seafood company, specialises in processing a broad range of premium wild and farmed species including scallops, haddock, cod, salmon and shrimp. Mariner's key branded products are GO WILD in the packaged case ready tray segment and MarSelect which is primarily a scallop brand. Since the company was founded in 2001, Mariner has put significant efforts into the retail space which has been supported by a loyal network of suppliers and US and Canadian customers.


Mariner currently has a workforce of 170 and the company is capable of processing over 8,000 tonnes of seafood product between a 32,000 square foot headquarters and a 14,000 square foot salmon processing facility on the New Bedford working waterfront.


"We're very pleased to welcome True North Seafood to New Bedford and we look forward to supporting Cooke's continued growth as a global seafood leader," said mayor Jon Mitchell. "The Port of New Bedford serves as the city's greatest natural resource and the economic engine of southeastern Massachusetts, stimulating investment, attracting new industry and creating jobs. True North will be a welcome addition to the port."


"It has long been a dream of our family seafood company to have a presence in the number one value fishing port in the nation, New Bedford," said Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Inc. "We now have over 4,000 Cooke employees in 22 US states and we will continue to invest and grow our New Bedford processing operations to supply our customers with healthy, top quality True North Seafood products."


- Cooke