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Open Blue is committed to supplying the freshest, healthiest fish by continually innovating our open ocean aquaculture technology while maintaining the utmost respect for our environment.

Open Ocean Approach…

By using innovative, open ocean aquaculture technology, Open Blue has moved fish farming far out into the deep sea. We refuse to crowd our fish at high densities in small cages, tanks or ponds. Instead, we give them plenty of room in very large, stress-free, deep-water pens. Our sustainable methods can satiate growing appetites without harming our environment, oceans, sea life or customers.

Open Blue Cobia…

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) - also known as black kingfish, black salmon, tropical salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeaters, chubby yew, and aruan tasek - is most commonly found in clean, offshore waters around drifting and stationary objects. Open Blue Cobia is richer in omega-3s than just about any other seafood that comes from our oceans and is extremely versatile; it can be eaten raw as sushi, sashimi or ceviche or it can be grilled, broiled, pan-seared or barbecued.

Open Blue has built a unique enterprise to provide a healthy environment for our fish. We raise our fish from egg in an integrated farming platform and have complete traceability into the life of the fish. Open Blue does not genetically engineer its cobia in any way; it is carefully and humanely cultivated in deep, pristine ocean waters.

At Open Blue, we are dedicated to improving the standards of the aquaculture industry through safe and sustainable innovation and ensure that our Cobia is raised at the highest standards.

Country of Origin…

Open Blue Cobia is raised in the open-ocean seas off the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama.


Growing Conditions…

Open Blue Cobia is produced in a completely integrated process. Open Blue operates its own hatchery where the brood stock are spawned, eggs are hatched, and larvae are weaned. Thirty days after hatching from an egg, the fish are moved into Open Blue’s nursery facilities where the fish grow large enough and strong enough to be transferred to the open ocean pens. The fish spend approximately one year growing at the open ocean site before harvest.


Sustainability…

Open Blue Cobia are raised eight miles offshore, far from sensitive ecosystems and areas commonly used for artisanal fishing, recreation, conservation and navigation. The open ocean is a high-energy environment where the water is pure and pristine; our cobia never see the same water twice. This approach creates a positive environmental impact, improves the health of the fish, and provides a more humane and natural growing environment.

Feed…

Our primary feed suppliers are Biomar in Chile and Nivocita (Alicorp) in Peru. Fishmeal and fish oil are sourced from regulated fisheries with strict quota systems in place. Open Blue houses its own R&D department which is focused on improving the sustainability and efficiency of Cobia diets.

Harvesting…

Open Blue Cobia is harvested directly into super-chilled seawater for stunning and rapid chilling to the core. This method is considered a humane method of harvest for warm water fish species such as Cobia. Fish remain iced and insulated, in sealed harvest totes, until they reach the processing plant.

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