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Miami's Thriving Sustainable Aquaculture Startups

by David Armaah

Miami, Florida, is renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and diverse culinary scene. However, beneath the glitz and glamour of this coastal city lies a rapidly growing trend making waves in the world of food production. 

Sustainable aquaculture, often called fish farming, is the practice of cultivating aquatic species with minimal environmental impact and it’s becoming an integral part of Miami’s culinary landscape and seafood industry. There are beneficial nutritional gains. Aquatic species, particularly fish, have a high protein content, making them a protein-dense food source. To this measure, sustainable aquaculture practices help ensure a consistent and reliable supply of seafood. 

With business, Technology plays a significant role in the success and sustainability of aquaculture startups. Sustainable aquaculture startups often leverage innovative technologies to improve operations, enhance efficiency, and minimise environmental impact.

In this article, we will spotlight some startups/companies in the sphere of sustainable aquaculture in Miami. 

Open Blue

Open Blue is a supplier of Cobia, a tropical whitefish known for its ‘nutritious’ qualities. They ethically source fresh Cobia from their deep water aquaculture facility and deliver it frozen to customers – facilitated through their web platform. 

Open Blue also offers a Virtual Reality Experience app that takes a deep dive into the world of sustainable open ocean farming. The app takes users behind the scenes on a 360-degree tour of the world´s largest deep-water open ocean farm.


BluGlacier is a company dedicated to making it easy for people to enjoy salmon while prioritising sustainability. Their mission is to upgrade the lives of individuals and the well-being of the planet through sustainable aquaculture.

Through their web platform, they also offer recipes for salmon cooking/usage.

Atlantic Sapphire

Atlantic Sapphire is an onshore aquaculture company that offers Bluehouse salmon locally intending to transform protein production globally for the health of people and the planet.

They use Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology – a technique for growing sustainable seafood on land, inside a Bluehouse. A filtration system continuously purifies the water. It also allows for greater control over water quality parameters and reduces the environmental impact of water discharge. 

Atlantic Sapphire offers a web platform for their Bluehouse salmon brand where users can get recipes and find and purchase their salmon. 

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