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Live Feed Replacement with Nutritionally Complete Manufactured Diets for…

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Department of Commerce
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2010 / SBIR
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Zeigler Bros, Inc.
PO Box 95 Gardners, PA 17324-0095
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Live Feed Replacement with Nutritionally Complete Manufactured Diets for Emerging Marine Species
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R10CN0213
Award Amount: $94,281.73


The culture of emerging marine finfish species is expected to play a major role in the continued expansion of the aquaculture industry. Despite considerable advancements in aquaculture technologies, significant growth of this sector has yet to occur. A major reason for this has been the limited availability of juveniles from hatcheries. Rearing of marine finfish larvae has proven to be one of the biggest barriers to successful hatchery operations, largely due to the difficulties associated with providing adequate nutrition at the earliest stages of development. Live feeds have proven to be the only reliable feed source for newly hatched marine larvae, but using them introduces considerable challenges and inefficiencies that can impact the success of a hatchery. The purpose of this project is to develop complete hatchery diets that can effectively eliminate the required use of live feeds, enhance hatchery production and ultimately support successful growth of this industry sector.

Principal Investigator:

Tim Markey
Director of Nutrition and Technology

Business Contact:

Tim Zeigler
VP Sales and Marketing
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zeigler Brothers, Inc.
P.O. Box 95 Gardners, PA 17324

EIN/Tax ID: 231321071
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No