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Construction and Testing of a Spar Feeding System for an Offshore Aquaculture…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62007
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-82
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cates International, Inc.
P.O. Box 335 Kailua, HI 96734 0033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Construction and Testing of a Spar Feeding System for an Offshore Aquaculture Farm
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-04-CN-0158
Award Amount: $97,762.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase II project proposes to add telemetry and monitoring equipment to the spar designed and constructed under our Phase I contract. Furthermore, we propose to test and evaluate an automated spar feeding system suitable for use on an operating offshore fish farm. C Cates International, Inc. has developed a feeding system for it¿s underwater cages that functions from a small boat. But this requires the presence of men at the site. We propose to equip and operate and test a 3 meter by 13 meter spar buoy to serve as an automatic feeding station that will be able to feed up to four cages. The spar will contain feed storage hoppers, a diesel electric generator, various water and slurry pumps and automated equipment to maintain the spar¿s buoyancy as feed is removed.

Principal Investigator:

John R. Cates
President
8082620267
jrc@catesinternational.com

Business Contact:

Virginia Enos
Vice President
8082620267
virginia@catesinternational.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cates International, Inc.
P.O. Box 335 Kailua, HI 96734

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No