Special Thanks to WHOI and CCFA

Today may seem like a quiet day out at Sea, but the tides are turning in our favor! Sea Blue company met with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Cape Cod Fishermen Alliance these past weeks and it went SWELL! We have a course and a compass.

Special thanks to WHOI and CCFA for the guidance as we navigate the Blue Economy with an eye for our future youth and home!

We have some big initiatives unfolding. Stay tuned to learn more.

Cape Cod Bay Challenge

Sea Blue Company recently learned about the Cape Cod Bay Challenge.

Read below to learn more, and let’s all join next year!


The Cape Cod Bay Challenge hosts a series of annual stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) events. 8/27/16

The Cape Cod Bay Challenge’s goal is to raise money for a charitable cause: Christopher’s Haven. This is achieved by bringing together groups of people who challenge themselves physically and mentally through stand up paddle boarding events. These events attract a variety of athletes, allowing new friendships to be forged.

Welcoming The Newest Addition To Our Team

Sea Blue Company would like to welcome Jon Mohan to the team as our new Director of Sales. Jon is a long time sailor, with an impressive background in Customer Service. In addition, Mohan, as some folks call him, is an experienced entrepreneur with a strong passion for our oceans. Jon is a Cape Codder who knows the Cape & Islands well. We know our customers at Sea Blue are in the best hands with Jon aboard!

Growing Our Blue Economy Work Force

Sea Blue Company has a unique function that sets it apart from most e-commerce businesses, a job posting function. Not only is strong networking essential for the success of a business, qualified employees must fit their positions as well. Having the right employees can be difficult for a business to achieve.

At Blue Startup Weekend, the team developing the concept of Sea Blue Company noticed something concerning, a significant number of blue economy businesses had several open employment positions advertised. The ages of these postings ranged from one month to two years old. Several colleges and universities on Cape Cod train and educate students to fill these positions. The supply and demand existed, but a lack of connection between the two was causing jobs to remain open, and students to remain either unemployed or employed at a position that didn’t utilize their education’s full potential.

Further research revealed that the average retention rate for blue economy jobs was 4.4 years (Forbes, 2012). With approximately 235,000 blue economy jobs existing in the northeast, an annual turnover rate of approximately 50000 jobs occurs (National Ocean Economics Program, 2013).

At the time, a platform for blue economy jobs did not exist, despite the presence massive blue economy industry growing around 10% each year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, NOAA, 2013). The only viable sources available for job postings were local newspapers and Indeed. Local newspapers only reached a limited audience, and Indeed is full of postings from separate industries that compromise the ability for someone in the blue industry to locate desired positions. The team realized that a major gap needed to be bridged, and this formed the jobs posting function.

Sea Blue Company will network with several businesses and higher education institutions to ensure that blue economy jobs and workers will come together.

Supporting the Cape Cod Fisherman’s Alliance

Maura Smith attended the Cape Cod Fisherman’s Alliance 2016 Hookers Ball held in Chatham to support their organization’s efforts to preserve the unique fishing culture here on the Cape and Islands.

Follow this link and learn about all the amazing work the Cape Cod Fisherman’s Alliance has done to ensure our Blue Economy is sustainable.
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance