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Ecuadorian Cobia

As revealed last month at SENA, Tropical will be the first supplier in the U.S. of Fresh Ecuadorian Cobia produced by Ocean Farm S.A.. Ocean Farm is the first Cobia mariculture site in Ecuadorian waters.

Ocean Farm's responsible and eco-friendly operation is supported entirely by the Ecuadorian Government. Earlier this month, the Cobia farm successfully stocked their first open ocean cages with Cobia fingerlings grown at Ocean Farm's hatchery. Ecuadorian Vice President, Jorge Glas, and other Ecuadorian authorities were present to witness Ocean Farm set a milestone in the Ecuadorian seafood industry.

After seven years of studying oceanic cycles and identifying the ideal depths for rearing Cobia. Ocean Farm set anchor for their new state-of-the-art production site 10.9 miles (9.5 nautical miles) off the Ecuadorian shore.

Cobias are active fish with a rapid growth rate and are naturally attracted to stationary objects. This natural instinct allows them to adapt well to life in large open ocean pens.

The fish are fed a diet that mimics the nutritional value of what they'd naturally pray on in the wild. The formulated feed includes fishmeal and fish oil from sustainable sources, plant proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Fresh Cobia from Ocean Farm S.A. will be all natural, free of hormones, colorants, pesticides, prophylactic antibiotics and other harmful contaminants.

The rapid growth rate of Cobia will enable Ocean Farm to harvest the first fish within 8 months of stocking the first cages. We plan to have fresh Cobia fillets available for the U.S. market by end of this year.

Pan Seared FishCobia has incredible culinary qualities. It is characterized by its clean, sweet, buttery flavor and firm texture capable of holding moisture when cooked - it doesn't dry out or fall apart from excess heat!

Cobia is a healthy fish that is naturally high in Omega 3. its delicate flavor, high nutritional value and culinary versatility, make Cobia a chef favorite and the perfect gourmet choice!

Available as: 5-7 oz. fresh skinless, pin-bone out fillets.

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