Cooke’s Jail Island Salmon to be distributed across USA by Samuels Seafood

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124-year old seafood distributor to sell Jail Island Salmon which is packed by True North Seafood, a member of the Cooke family of companies.

In a press release today, Cooke reports that it has announced a partnership with Samuels Seafood for the distribution of Jail Island Salmon. Part of the proceeds will help recover and preserve the inner Bay of Fundy wild Atlantic Salmon population, it said.

“Jail Island Salmon are sustainably raised in the cold, clean waters of the North Atlantic off the East Coast of Canada. Jail Island Salmon Company was the first salmon producer to market its product under its own brand, named after a small island in Lime Kiln Bay on the edge of the Bay of Fundy. In fact, Jail Island salmon was so highly coveted during the beginnings of aquaculture in Atlantic Canada, the salmon were frequently stolen from net pens, resulting in night guards being hired to watch over sea sites,” it wrote.

Since 1895, Samuels Seafood has been in the business of seafood. It started with pushcarts to horse-drawn wagons and today has over 100 temperature-controlled trucks serving restaurants and chefs across the United States.