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DOMESTICATED BROODSTOCK AND INTENSIVE FINGERLING CULTURE TECHNIQUES FOR…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11736
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11736
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KENT SEATECH CORPORATION
11125 FLINTKOTE AVE STE J Suite 202 SAN DIEGO, CA 92121 1213
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DOMESTICATED BROODSTOCK AND INTENSIVE FINGERLING CULTURE TECHNIQUES FOR COMMERCIAL STRIPED BASS FARMING
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,663.00
 

Abstract:

THE STRIPED BASS IS AN EXCELLENT AQUACULTURE SPECIES. IT ISADAPTABLE TO CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS, EXHIBITS RAPID GROWTH RATES, ACCEPTS ARTIFICIAL FEEDS, HAS BROAD PHYSIOLOGICAL TOLERANCES AND HIGH MARKET VALUE. COMMERCIAL STRIPED BASS FARMING HAS BECOME A REALITY IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, DUE INPART TO ASI RESEARCH FUNDED BY THE NSF SBIR PROGRAM. IN OURFIRST TWO YEARS OF COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION, ASI PRODUCED OVER ONE MILLION POUNDS OF HYBRID STRIPED BASS, SURPASSING THE ENTIRE U.S. COMMERCIAL FISHERY HARVESTS FOR 1987 AND 1988. MAJOR COMMERCIAL START-UPS OF LARGE-SCALE STRIPED BASS FARMSARE UNDERWAY IN SEVERAL STATES AT PRESENT. THE ONLY SIGNIFICANT REMAINING OBSTACLES ARE THE DOMESTICATION OF BROODSTOCK (TO REDUCE OUR DEPENDENCE ON WILD-CAUGHT ADULTS FROM SEASONAL SPAWNING RUNS), AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTENSIVE FINGERLING CULTURE TECHNIQUES (TO ELIMINATE THE NEED TO USE THE UNDEPENDABLE FERTILIZED POND METHOD OF PRODUCING JUVENILES). BOTH OF THESE OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED FOR TROUT AND CATFISH, AND HAVE ALLOWED THESE INDUSTRIES TO FLOURISH IN HUNDREDS OF LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE. UPON RESOLUTION OF SIMILAR ISSUES FOR STRIPED BASS, THERE ISNO REASON WHY STRIPED BASS AQUACULTURE CANNOT GROW QUITE RAPIDLY, TO BECOME A THIRD MAJOR FORM OF PROFITABLE FISH CULTURE FOR THE U.S. IN THE 1990'S.

Principal Investigator:

Jon C Van Olst
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Aquatic Systems Inc
11125 Flintkote Ave Suite J San Diego, CA 92121

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