Open Blue Launches in Europe

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, 7-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Open Blue is pleased to announce its initial launch into the European market. As a company operating at the forefront of the mariculture industry, expansion into foreign markets is a top priority for Open Blue. Mike Magnus, CEO & President of Open Blue Global Services explains, “As recently seen on National Geographic’s Future of Food feature, we truly are the new paradigm of the seafood industry, proudly harvesting what is being hailed as the other other white meat. Our goal is to bring our premium quality product and innovative processes to the global stage and expanding into Europe is a vital component of that”.

After initial exploratory discussions and market analysis, Open Blue has launched across Europe. The company is committed to solidifying its position by establishing an in-market staff presence in Europe and looks forward to creating strategic alliances with European food service and retail partners. To ensure dedicated and premium service, Open Blue has streamlined their logistics process into a highly efficient distribution system for their European customers.

This launch is a strategic component of Open Blue’s mission to become the global leader in open ocean mariculture. Mike Magnus further states, “Europe shows enormous promise for us as a market with high levels of seafood consumption and genuine appreciation for premium fish. We see Europe as an ideal fit for Open Blue Cobia because of the reliable year round availability of the high quality, premium, sashimi-grade whitefish.”

About Open Blue
Open Blue is the global leader in open ocean harvested fish. The Open Blue deep sea platform is located 12 kilometers offshore in waters 230 feet deep, utilizing fully submerged holding systems that have neutral or limited impact on the sensitive ecosystem. This method allows for a natural and humane growing environment for the fish while using environmentally responsible and sustainable practices. The result is a fish with exceptional taste, freshness and quality. Open Blue Cobia is renowned for its rich buttery taste and meaty texture. A versatile fish, it offers a world of culinary potential and can be cooked a variety of ways including grilling, broiling, or sashimi style. Open Blue Cobia is high in protein and Omega 3, while remaining free of hormones, pesticides, colorants, and man-made pollutants.

Media Contact

Bernie Leger
Executive VP, Sales & Marketing – Open Blue Global Services / 902-223-3252

Heiddis Olafsdottir
Regional Sales Manger, Europe / 902-402-6257

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