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SUSTAINABLE & RESPONSIBLE

Open Blue strives to raise the healthiest fish in a responsible and sustainable way with unwavering commitment to the health of the oceans and the planet.

A growing global population means that the world is going to need more food over the next 50 years than has been produced in the past 10,000 years. Overfishing of wild ocean seafood is at a crisis point with over 50% of the world’s wild caught fisheries fully exploited. It is projected that the current pace of fishing will use up fish stocks by 2048.

Turning this around is a staggering challenge and fish farming is critical to solving this crisis.

Aquaculture represents the best way to feed the planet now and into the future. Already half the fish consumed is farmed, but fish farming also needs to be undertaken in a sustainable way to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

PRESERVING THE OCEANS

Sustainability is woven into every aspect of Open Blue’s operations.

Open ocean farming allows Open Blue to operate in harmony with natural surroundings and move far away from crowded coastal waters and sensitive ecosystems.

Open Blue sites are carefully chosen to avoid displacing other marine life and a 2500 acres protected “no take” zone has been created and managed where only artisanal fishing is permitted.

Keeping our water pure and pristine is key to Open Blue’s approach. They protect the water where they raise their fish by constantly monitoring the farm location water quality and sea bottom. Independent monitoring confirms that there has been no traceable impact to the marine environment around their operations.

Open Blue is committed to continually improving and evolving to protect the ocean for generations to come. To this end, they collaborate with leading scientific laboratories and research institutions such as the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami.

Certifications and Standards

Home chefs and professional cooks can trust that Open Blue Cobia is the most sustainable seafood that they can put on a plate.

Open Blue is deeply committed to maintaining the highest standards for sustainable aquaculture and excellence in food safety, and it is proud to have achieved a number of world-class certifications for its operations and practices. These third-party certifications offer a trusted and transparent endorsement of Open Blue’s practices to clients and partners.

Along with certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, and Best Aquaculture Practices, Open Blue was honored as SeaWeb’s 2018 Sustainability Champion for Vision.

Our Community

As the largest employer in its region, Open Blue generates significant economic activity and benefits, and it is proud to support communities along the Caribbean coast of Panama where many of its employees live.

Open Blue is dedicated to building strong communities and, supporting education and health are Open Blue’s top priorities, and each year they fund 48 scholarships and assist with bus maintenance to ensure students have access to schooling.

BETTER PLANET

Open Blue is a company with a clear, unwavering purpose: providing the healthiest, most delicious fish to responsibly and sustainably nourish current and future generations. At every step of the cycle, Open Blue acts with deep reverence for the planet, committed to taking care of the delicate ecosystem of fish, ocean and people.

Environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of Open Blue’s quest to create a better planet for all, but Open Blue Cobia is not only the most sustainable fish, it’s also the most delicious with a moist and buttery texture and a mild flavor packed with protein and healthy Omega-3 fattyacids.

FISH FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

PRESERVING THE OCEANS

At Open Blue, sustainability is woven into every aspect of our operations. By moving far away from crowded coastal waters and sensitive ecosystems into the open ocean

NO IMPACT

Open Blue has created and manages a protected “no take” zone of 2500 acres of water concessions where only artisanal fishing is permitted

COMMUNITY BASED

Open Blue is the largest employer in the region, generating significant economic activity. We take our business responsibility seriously and support the communities on the Caribbean coast