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Company Information:

Company Name: Harmon Brook Farm (Maine Smelt Hatchery)
City: Canaan
State: ME
Zip+4: 04924
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (207) 474-1215

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $52,084.00 1
SBIR Phase II $350,000.00 1

Award List:

Establish Effective Feeding and Harvest Protocol for Rainbow Smelt

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John Whalen
Award Amount: $52,084.00
Present supplies of rainbow smelt, both for live bait and human consumption, are provided, almost exclusively, by commercial harvest of wild populations. This project will develop alternative sources of rainbow smelt for the market and eventually reduce the harvest of wild populations. This project… More

"Intensive Commercial Rainbow Smelt Culture"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: John Whalen, Manager/Owner
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Commercial wild harvest of rainbow smelt populations is the principal source for supplying both the live bait and human consumption markets for this species. Unfortunately, populations of smelt have been in decline in the Northeast for decades and in 2004, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service… More