Open Blue is pleased to see the release of ASC standards for Cobia announced by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Open Blue has been closely involved with the development of these standards from the beginning, with the support of leading industry experts. The company completed its first internal audit of the ASC draft standard in June 2016 and expects to complete full ASC compliance by Fall 2017.
Open Blue is committed to responsible farming practices to meet the most stringent standards to satisfy its Customers. Open Blue achieved both the Global Gap and Friend of the Sea standards earlier in 2014 and 2015. It is also on track for completion of ISO 9001 and BAP audits by year end.
“This reflects the ongoing commitment of our team to feed current and future generations in harmony with the ocean,” says Dave Plumer, CEO of Open Blue. “Our Customers trusts Open Blue Cobia as a reliable, sustainable source of heart healthy, delicious white fish, responsibly raised in the pristine, deep waters of the Open Ocean. “
Cobia is a fish native to the Caribbean, long prized for its exceptional taste, high nutrition and versatility in raw or cooked applications. Open Blue Cobia are raised 8 miles offshore, in their native waters with high energy currents, far away from sensitive ecosystems. Our fish never see the same water twice and have plenty of room to grow in large, stress-free, Open Ocean enclosures. The result for our Customers is a reliable, sustainable source of this delicious whitefish with high levels of Omega-3.
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