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Health Benefits

Adding fish to your diet is the single best thing you can do to improve and maintain your health.

Seafood is generally low in carbohydrates, and rich in potassium, selenium and B vitamins. Frequent consumption of fish has been linked to disease reduction and improved mental health.

That’s why the American Heart Association recommends that healthy adults eat fish at least twice a week.

Open Blue Cobia is a pure and safe source of the protein that your body requires to repair and grow cells. Packed full of essential vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3 fats, it’s your healthiest choice for a better, more complete diet.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA & DHA) can help reduce the risks of heart disease and lead to improved brain and eye development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), regular fish consumption (1-2 servings per week) is protective against coronary heart disease and is recommended.

Since the human body cannot produce Omega-3, it must be found from dietary sources, and fish is an ideal way to get recommended Omega-3 acids naturally.

As a guide WHO recommends a daily intake of 200-500 mg of EPA & DHA Omega-3. One 4 oz portion of Open Blue Cobia provides 1,850 mg of EPA & DHA Omega-3.

Open Blue Cobia is richer in Omega-3s than other popular fish sources like farmed Atlantic salmon & wild coho salmon. Raised in the stress-free pure marine environment of the deep ocean, Open Blue Cobia consume a natural diet which mimics what they would eat in the wild. The result is a healthier fish that is naturally high in protein and extra rich in Omega-3 fats.

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 Ocean 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.

Ocean 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.

Our Approach

Ocean Blue is relentlessly focused on providing the healthiest and best-tasting fish to feed the world in a better, more sustainable way.

Open Blue believes that the future of seafood must be sustainable. Caring for the oceans means raising seafood in an ethical, responsible, and sustainable fashion and its open water operation in the Caribbean meets the highest standards for fish health, clean water, and environmental impacts.

Our People

While they come from different fields, backgrounds, and places, the people at Open Blue say they love their work because of the sense of family they feel, and the values they share.

Open Blue’s dynamic, international team blends worldwide expertise with a desire to make a difference. They operate an HACCP-certified processing plant in Panama City and have an experienced sales team based in Panama, Canada and the United States.

Open Blue supports diversity and inclusion, and they make hiring locally a key factor in their operations. As a vertically integrated company, our employees have a wide range of education and expertise from marine biology to engineering to supply chain management. Everyone who works at Open Blue is truly passionate to provide the best tasting fish possible to our customers.

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.

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