Jordan Bay fish kill rumors untrue says Cooke’s

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A Cooke Aquaculture workboat moves a Jordan Bay fish cage into place last summer.

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By Amy Woolvett

Cooke Aquaculture was once again handling rumors about fish health in Jordan Bay last week.

Reports that a large number of fish from the cages in Jordan Bay dead are untrue, say company officials.

 There is some truth to a report that workers were laid off.

“We have some short term temporary lay-offs due to a seasonal shortage of work,” said communications representative Chuck Brown with Cooke Aquaculture.

“There are no fish kills,” he confirmed.

He said the layoffs are a part of a normal process for most resource based, fishing and farming businesses.

“This is business as usual,” he said.  “Only a small percentage of our workforce has been affected by this temporary layoff.”

He welcomed people to visit the Community Liaison Committee in the area at

“This is a great resource for anyone in the community who has questions,” said Brown.


Organizations: Community Liaison Committee

Geographic location: Jordan Bay

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