Patagonia Provisions, the food division for outdoor apparel company Patagonia, has stopped working with a subsidiary of Canadian aquaculture giant Cooke, citing the company's ownership of netpen salmonid farms in Washington state's Puget Sound near Seattle.

Melissa Welles, a spokeswoman for Patagonia Provisions, told IntraFish the company made the decision to end its relationship with Seattle-based processor Icicle Seafoods prior to the start of the Alaska salmon fishing season after learning that Cooke, which holds a majority stake in the company, operates salmon farms the group is pushing to have removed.