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Open Blue adds offshore-farmed Pacific snapper to product line

The fish are raised in the Sea of Cortez off Baja by Earth Ocean Farm.

Cobia producer Open Blue is adding Earth Ocean Farm's open-ocean farmed Pacific Snapper ( Lutjanus Peru) to its product line, the company said Saturday. The product is available in the US market.

The fish are raised in the Sea of Cortez off Baja, California Sur, a state on the Baja California Peninsula in northwest Mexico.

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“For the first time in the world after many years of research and development , delicious premium Pacific Snapper are now commercially produced under sustainable open-ocean aquaculture practices," said Pablo Konietzko , director of Earth Ocean Farms. The company expects to supply the fish year-round.

Each Pacific snapper includes a unique QR code gill tag that includes its harvest date, permit number, harvest authorization number and fish lot.

The fish is available as frozen and fresh head-on-gutted, weighing an average of 1.75 pounds (800 grams ). Fillets will be available in the near future, the company said. The fish are produced and packed at our Earth Ocean Farm in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Earth Ocean Farms is a portfolio company of Cuna del Mar.

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