Open Blue Sea Farms, the single largest supplier of fresh cobia to the United States and the largest deep-water open-ocean farm in the world has achieved the GLOBALG.A.P.  Aquaculture Standard, following a comprehensive assessment of their business by Quality Certification Services (QCS), an independent accredited certification body.

Meeting the requirements of GLOBALG.A.P. is in line with our strategy to provide our customers with safe, healthy and exceptional quality cobia products from Panama,” said Brian O’Hanlon, Founder of Open Blue. “ Our operations are based on meeting a high standard and we are committed to responsible practices that support environmental and social responsibility across every aspect of our business.”

Open Blue is a pioneer and leader in open-ocean raised fish. Open Blue Cobia are carefully cultivated in the pristine ocean waters of the Caribbean Sea near Panama, far offshore and away from sensitive ecosystems. Their fish have plenty of room to grow in large, submerged, deep-water net pens, and they produce a reliable, sustainable source of premium fish.

Open Blue is the culmination of nearly a decade of cutting-edge investigative research on deep ocean aquaculture in collaboration with the world’s leading scientific laboratories and universities. Open Blue Cobia are raised from eggs in an integrated farming platform and the company can provide complete traceability into the life of each fish.

For more information about Open Blue, please visit www.openblue.com.

For more information on GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification, go to www.globalgap.org/aquaculture.