Open Blue Sea Farms has created a deep water cage for raising Cobia, a white fish that is similar in texture to halibut (flaky) and has a distinct taste. The fish are fed by pipes from a boat that visits the cages every morning and drops organic food pellets down to the fish. The company is led by 27-year old Brian O'Hanlon who is the 3rd generation in his family to be in the fish business; Brian left colleger early to start develop a fish farming business, which has eventually evolved into Open Blue Sea Farms.1.
1. "Free-Range" and "Sustainably Raised" Cobia - The method for raising the Cobia does so in deep water areas (versus waters close to shore, which has been the traditional way of farming and pollutes/damages the ecosystem by the food they are feed and the fish wastes - some presumably from the excrement and the other part is from the fish being gutted/processed on site). The deep water method has deep water current running through the cages, which avoids the negative environmental externalities mentioned above with traditional farms that are close to shores. The fish raised on these farms do no contain the same pollutants (like high mercury levels) that traditional farmed fish are contaminated with. The fish are also fed organic pellets.1.
1. Mission is to farm fish in a way that is sensitive to stakeholder concerns, sustainability of fish production and environmental sensitivities.1.
2. Appeared on ABC news and has attended the Earth Gala in NYC in January 2009 to share their story and vision of a future with sustainably and safely raised fish.2.