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Woodland Couple Join Cooke's Team

by Ellen Hardy
19 March 2008, at 12:00am

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - COOKE Aquaculture has appointed Damon and Jennifer Woodland to their Newfoundland division. Damon becomes Newfoundland Saltwater Production Manager and Jennifer takes the post of Compliance Manager for its Newfoundland Division:Cold Ocean Salmon.

The couple were raised and educated in the province and are returning home after pursuing successful careers in British Columbia and Hawaii.

Damon holds a Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) from Memorial University as well as a Graduate Diploma in Aquaculture from the Marine Institute, while Jennifer Woodland holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree from Memorial University as well as a Graduate Diploma in Aquaculture from the Marine Institute.

Dual Expertise

Damon was recently employed as Vice President, Operations with Kona Blue Water Farms of Kona, Hawaii. Before that he enjoyed a progressive career with Heritage Salmon in British Columbia where he held the position of Saltwater Production Operations Manager and was responsible for 10 seawater sites and three smolt sites. In his new role at Cooke he will take responsibility for all of Cooke’s Newfoundland marine production activities.

Jennifer was also with Heritage Salmon in BC, having started working on the farms and eventually assuming the role of Lease and Environmental Manager (First Nations & Government Relations).

In her new role, at Cooke she will assume responsibility for all of Cold Ocean Salmon’s environmental and regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting.

“We are very pleased to welcome Damon and Jennifer to our team. As we continue to invest in the Province’s aquaculture sector, we also continue to invest in our leadership. Our goal is to develop a profitable aquaculture sector in this province and also to maintain a high standard for responsible operations, for environmental sustainability and for a respectful relationship with the communities we support," said Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Aquaculture.

Cooke Aquaculture is an Atlantic Canadian family owned company with fully integrated operations that cover all aspects of the salmon farming value chain.

Ellen Hardy