Lou Cooperhouse

Lou Cooperhouse

BlueNalu, the San Diego-based company that is growing fish cells that can be used to produce marketable seafood, has moved to a larger facility in Sorrento Valley, according to a press release. The new headquarter is 6,000 square feet and currently employs 12 full-time people with the plan of adding more.

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Lou Cooperhouse

“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, Lou Cooperhouse, president and CEO of BlueNalu, said via a statement. “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.”

Earlier this year, Cooperhouse told SDBJ that all research and development work for BlueNalu was being conducted in San Diego, with the goal of ultimately having facilities that will produce BlueNalu seafood products close to market demand. The plan is to open its first factory in five years and use is as a model to expand to up to 20 factories around the world in the 15 to 20 years that follow, he said.

Travel & hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.