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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:
2003 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Construction and Testing of a Spar Feeding System for an Offshore Aquaculture Farm
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-03-CN-0044
Award Amount: $49,970.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase 1 project proposes to design, construct, and test and evaluate a spar feeding system suitable for use on an operating offshore fish farm. To minimize the labor costs for operations in a remote location, remote feeding systems are needed so that feeding of the fish can take place even if the farmer is unable to get to the site. 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 construct and test a 6 meter by 15 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 spars buoyancy as feed is removed.

Principal Investigator:

John R. Cates
President
8082620267
randy@catesinternational.com

Business Contact:

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

Cates International, Inc.
780 Kapii Street Kailua, HI 96734

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