BlueNalu, San Diego, Calif., moved to a larger research facility that will allow the company to provide a wide array of sustainable seafood products via its cellular aquaculture process.
The company plans to develop products from finfish, crustaceans and mollusks that are over-fished, primarily imported and difficult to farm-raise. BlueNalu will also develop seafood products that are familiar to consumers, have high per-capita consumption, command premium pricing and are under stress or challenged by environmental contamination, toxins or pollutants.
“We plan to reduce fishery pressure, displace the need for imports, create jobs and enhance food security in each country in which we go to market, in a way that is healthy for people, humane for sea life and sustainable for our planet,” says Lou Cooperhouse, president and CEO. “We are thrilled to be established and growing this important business in San Diego, and to be one step closer to our goal of creating a much more stable seafood supply chain.”
BlueNalu’s new 6,000-square-foot facility is located in the Sorrento Valley section of San Diego, currently employs 12 full-time people, utilizes a number of contracted resources and announced a world-class Advisory Board of nine individuals with expertise in brand/business strategy, consumer insight and communications, nutrition and regulatory policy, technology and commercialization and marine conservation and sustainability.