Pure Blue Fish, a fish farming company, will invest more than $28.1 million to establish operations in Global Logistics Triangle at Matthews Industrial Park in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The company plans to create 82 jobs.
Pure Blue Fish’s South Carolina operations, expected to be completed by 2022, will serve as a production and packaging facility.
“All of us at Pure Blue Fish appreciate the time, effort and interest that the South Carolina Department of Commerce, SC Power Team, Tri-County Cooperative and the Orangeburg County Development Commission have offered to assist us at this location. We are looking forward to a long working relationship,” Pure Blue Fish US, Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Nimrod Litvak said.
As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“It’s always great news when a company like Pure Blue Fish chooses to do business in South Carolina. This decision speaks to the reputation we have built as a state that is dedicated to helping our businesses succeed, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome this company to the Palmetto State,” said Governor Henry McMaster.
“Environmentally sustainable aquaculture is an important frontier in farming. I’m pleased to welcome Pure Blue Fish to South Carolina, where agribusiness is the state’s No. 1 industry,” Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers noted.
Founded in 2016 in Israel, Pure Blue Fish grows yellowtail fish using innovative recirculating aquaculture systems with zero water discharge technology, which reduce water costs and pollution, all in a clean environment.
“We are very pleased with Pure Blue Fish's decision to establish operations in Orangeburg County. Pure Blue Fish joins a growing list of international firms that are finding Orangeburg County’s strategic location and dedicated workforce key to their success. We look forward to welcoming Pure Blue Fish to the Central SC Region,” said Central SC Alliance Chairman W. Keller Kissam.