Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey
   


Open Blue achieves GLOBALG.A.P. and Friend of the Sea Certifications.

Open Blue Takes Another Big Step Forward with GLOBALG.A.P. and Friend of the Sea Certifications

  (UNITED STATES, 3/2/2016)

Open Blue, the largest supplier of cobia to the US market and the largest deep water open-ocean farm in the world, continues to demonstrate a company-wide commitment to responsible mariculture by achieving two major certifications at the beginning of 2016.

Open Blue achieved the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard for the second year, following a comprehensive assessment of their business by Quality Certification Services (QCS), an independently accredited certification body and GLOBALG.A.P. member. Open Blue also complied with the four criteria defined in the Friend of the Sea GLOBALG.A.P. Add-on. Certified cobia under the Open Blue brand can now display the Friend of the Sea logo in combination with the GLOBALG.A.P. Number.

Open Blue fills an industry need for premium quality fish, raised in a natural and controlled environment.

“Achieving the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard is a significant milestone for our rapidly growing company," said Dave Plumer, CEO of Open Blue. Our innovative approach is to raise and harvest fish miles offshore in their natural ocean habitat in a responsible and sustainable way that honors and protects our sensitive ocean ecosystems. Our auditor was impressed with the strides our company has made in such a short time period to achieve these results. It requires a commitment and contribution of staff at all levels of the company and we are delighted with this GLOBALG.A.P. Certification.”

Open Blue Cobia is an impressive fish in quality, taste and versatility.

Plumer added that the company is “equally delighted to receive certification from Friend of the Sea, whose mission is the conservation of the marine habitat and making seafood sustainability a reality. Open Blue is fully aligned with these objectives through our vision to feed current and future generations in harmony with the ocean. Consumers want their seafood to be great tasting, healthy and raised in an environmentally sustainable way. Earning this distinguished consumer eco label from Friend of the Sea will provide us with an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment directly to the consumers who choose our fish.” 

Brian O’Hanlon, Open Blue Founder said: “Setting our company up for success by meeting the requirements of these important standards is in line with our strategy to provide our customers with healthy and safe quality products from Panama. Our operations are based on meeting a high standard and we are committed across our hatchery, farm and processing operations to focus on responsible practices to support environmental and social responsibility across every aspect of our business.” 

Open Blue blends its passion for growing fish with its strong drive to revolutionize and lead the mariculture industry.

About Open Blue

Open Blue is a pioneer and leader in deep water, 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, stress-free, deep-water enclosures, and they produce a reliable, sustainable source of premium fish.

Open Blue's fish are raised in low-density, fully submerged pens; swim in high-energy currents and never see the same water twice.

Open Blue is the single largest supplier of fresh cobia to the US and the largest deep-water, open-ocean farm in the world. Their offshore operations are the culmination of a decade of cutting-edge investigative research on deep ocean aquaculture, in collaboration with the world’s leading scientific laboratories and universities.

Source: Friend of the Sea

Related News

[email protected]
www.fis.com


Information of the company:
Address: PO Box 226230
City: Miami
State/ZIP: Florida (33222)
Country: United States
Phone: +1 631 479 2919
E-Mail: [email protected]
More about:





 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE ARTICLES
FleXicut Marine to be Installed Aboard HB Grandi
Farmed Seabass and Seabream from Italian Compagnie Ittiche Riunite Awarded Friend of the Sea
New Niche Found at Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum
Lighten Up Menus With The 'Never Been Fried' Range From Young's Foodservice
Italian Manufacturer Calabraittica Obtains Friend of the Sea Certification for Anchovy Fillets
Mosca Presents Stainless-steel Strapping Machines
Sustainable Caribbean Cobia Comes to Seafood Expo Global 2018
First-of-Its-Kind Seafood Champion Finalist Named with FisheryProgress.org Selection
Get Ready for Smarter Processing with Marel at SPG
THAIFEX-World of Food Asia Returns for its 15th Edition
Sustainable Seafood Company Mind Fish Launches Their First Product Line
New Zealand company SeaDragon attains Friend of the Sea certification for Omega-3 fish oil
Dr. Praeger’s Launches New MSC Certified Wild Caught Alaskan Seafood Bites and Burgers
Chicken of the Sea Unveils World’s First Deli-Ready Tuna Slices
ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal Work with Commercial Fishing Operators
Air Products Highlights Industrial Gas and Equipment Solutions for Seafood Processors at SENA
Trans-Ocean Plans Aggressive Marketing Push for Simply Surimi
At the Forefront of Smarter Processing with Marel at NASF
Chicken of the Sea Partners with Pacifical on MSC Certified Tuna
Maritech to Launch New Cloud-Based Seafood Software Tools
More Articles...

Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Russian Fishery to set up pollock processing plant in the Russian Far East
Russia Fed. The Russian Fishery Company has announced plans to start setting up a fish processing factory at Nadezhdinskaya Priority Development Territory, close to Vladivostok, in the Russian Far East.
Foundation to award USD 950,000 for fisheries innovation projects
United States The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has made a request for proposals focusing on innovation and supporting effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities in the implementation of sustainable fisheries in the United States.
Salmon cannery hopes to attract Australian consumers’ interest
Australia A new salmon cannery is to start operation in Perth, Western Australia, with the hope to bring life back to an industry that is struggling to stay afloat.
The British encouraged to consume jellyfish
United Kingdom The Marine Conservation Society has urged the British to start eating jellyfish in order to help save the UK's dwindling fish stocks.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER