Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Fall 2016


Panama-based Open Blue Sea Farms, LLC is a pioneer within the aquaculture industry and operates the largest open ocean farm utilizing submerged cages in the world. The company produces cobia (Rachycentron canadum) for global markets. Cobia inhabit warm temperate, sub-tropical and tropical waters around the world; excluding the central and eastern Pacific Ocean. The species’ predominantly solitary life cycle prevents the development of a robust wild fishery, but the fish is prized by saltwater anglers for its fight and flesh. Wild cobia that enters the consumer market are caught as bycatch. R. canadum is a hardy species and grows quickly; hallmarks of a species fit for aquaculture.


Division: MAF

MPS Track: CZM

Location: Open Blue Sea Frams, LLC

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