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Development of Sea Urchin Aquaculture in Maine, Phase 1

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72608
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00373
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Friendship International
P.O. Box 1005 Camden, ME 04843
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of Sea Urchin Aquaculture in Maine, Phase 1
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-15487
Award Amount: $78,849.00
 

Abstract:

Loss of sea urchin biomass due to overfishing has led to loss of market share in the lucrative Japanese market. Natural recovery of stocks will not occur without the stock enhancement efforts and/or a complete shutdown of the fishery. A shutdown is not feasible because once the industry infrastructure is gone, it is unlikely to come back. The surviving harvesters, buyers and processors in this fishery are highly motivated to see this lucrative fishery prosper again. Aquaculture efforts are being supported by many of the remaining participants.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Wadsworth
2072734621
exportr@midcoast.com

Business Contact:

Jim Wadsworth
2072734621
exportr@midcoast.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Friendship International
P.O. Box 1005 Camden, ME 04843

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