Open Blue Sea Farms
Location: 28 West 27th St., 2nd Floor , New York City, New York, United States United States
Founded in: 2007
Stage: Not applicable
Number of employees: 16-30
Funding history:
- Date: 10/2008, Series A: $550 k
- Date: 07/2007, Seed: $290 k
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Open Blue Sea Farms

We Raise Free Range Fish
New York City, New York, United States United States
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Company description

Provide the growing market of gourmet fish consumers a sustainable supply of branded, sashimi quality, healthy, nutritious and delicious marine white fish without damaging our oceans or its stake holders. We cultivate all seafood in an environmentally respectful manner using open ocean aquaculture, free range fish farming methods, the most environmentally safe methodology known.

Our initial cultivated specie is Cobia, a fast growing, exquisite white fish, high in heart health omega-3s and free of mercury, PCBs and other contaminants.

The company is in the process of vertically integrating the business to build production capacity, develop a strong brand and capture a larger share of the upscale, gourmet seafood market in the U.S. The Company is headquartered in NYC with operations in Panama.  Open Blue's management can be contacted at:



  • Brian O'Hanlon
    Brian O'Hanlon | Team member
    Brian O'Hanlon has been active in marine aquaculture development for over 10 years. In 1998 he founded Snapperfarm, Inc. and since 2002 he has been producing high quality seafood off the coast of Culebra, Puerto Rico. During this period, the compa...
  • Michael Albert
    Michael Albert | Team member
Business model

Open Blue Sea Farms Panama acquisition creates world’s largest open ocean aquaculture operation.
First harvest of "free-range" farmed cobia begins December 2009. 

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" Fishing Expedition: Fishfarming should be the next big thing. If so, Aquacopia will reel it in."

Open Blue & its initial VC, Aquacopia, are highlighted on

Pp 48-50 and online at:


The next seafood frontier: The ocean

Facing a global seafood crisis, one startup's solution is to farm the open seas.