Hawaii-based Kanpachi farmer Blue Ocean Mariculture on Friday announced it has acquired the assets of Kona Cold Lobsters, a leading wholesale supplier of live seafood to top chefs and restaurants throughout Hawaii.

The acquisition makes Blue Ocean Mariculture fully vertically integrated, company CEO Dick Jones told IntraFish.

Blue Ocean Mariculture farms its Kanpachi (seriola rivoliana) four-tenths of a mile off the Hawaii coast in the only open-ocean fish farm in the United States.