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Open Blue achieves certification trifecta

The offshore cobia farmer now has three separate certifications to meet different customer requirements.

Cobia farmer Open Blue achieved three certification in a single audit: Global Gap, three start Best Aquaculture Practice and Friend of the Sea.

“Achieving these key certifications is a significant milestone for our rapidly growing company,” said Open Blue CEO Dave Plumer.

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“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."

Each of these standards provides an important focus for different customers. Open Blue determined that by working collaboratively with each of these organizations that they would be able to achieve audits to meet all customer requirements.

Plumer expects Open Blue will also achieve full ASC cobia compliance by fall 2017.

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