September 10th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

How to raise a ‘cleaner, fresher tasting fish’

By The Next List staff, CNN

(CNN) - Brian O’Hanlon learned long ago that the world’s supply of wild-caught seafood could never keep up with ever-increasing demand. He set his sights on solving the problem and today, O’Hanlon is the Founder and President of Open Blue, the world’s largest open-ocean fish farm.

O’Hanlon is raising fish far out at sea where the clean water and brisk currents are the natural place for fish to thrive. The fish are raised from eggs and everything they eat is controlled. That means they are free of contaminants like PCBs and mercury. To O’Hanlon, the mission is clear: “Our whole goal is to provide a more natural, healthier environment for the fish.”

O’Hanlon hopes his approach will be a model for the future of fish farming. His insight and innovative ideas are capturing the industry’s attention and providing a critical resource to a hungry world. Check out the video at the top of this post to learn more about his work.

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  1. freshers jobs

    Can I just say what a comfort to discover somebody that really understands what they are talking about on the internet. You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people need to read this and understand this side of the story. It's surprising you aren't more popular since you most certainly have the gift.

    July 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  2. kevin bootes

    Just viewed the Open Blue episode on the Insight cable network in Louisville, wondering about the impact of cobia farming on the wild populations of smaller herbivorous fish typically exploited in the manufacture of industrial fish feeds. How many pounds of small fish are removed from the marine ecosystem for every pound of cobia sold? What are the long-term impacts of this practice? Is Brian O'hanlan's Open Blue concerned with this broad-scale issue or with considering approaches to investigating the long-term viability of its business model and mitigating any consequent negative environmental impacts?

    March 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • JGoodby

      Why don't you just ask him?

      April 2, 2013 at 12:16 am | Reply

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