Cobia producer Open Blue has appointed Andrew Young as chief commercial officer.

Young, who will be based in Panama, leaves his position as Cooke Seafood's vice president of global sales and marketing after more than four years.

The executive was previously president of JEVC consulting.

He spent seven years at food processor McCain International in separate roles as vice president of marketing and global accounts from 2006 to 2013.

Open Blue's fish farm off the coast of Panama houses 22 prism-shaped cages 13 kilometers offshore in waters from 55 to 65 meters deep, producing more than 1,400 metric tons of fish per year.

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