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Company Information:

Company Name: Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC
City: Kailua Kona
State: HI
Zip+4: 96745 4239
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (808) 331-1188

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $373,742.00 4
SBIR Phase II $1,108,800.00 3

Award List:

Expanding Domestic and Export Markets for Open Ocean Aquaculture Products by Value-Adding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Neil A. Sims
Award Amount: $79,088.00
Abstract:
Maintain high market prices for farmed fish as production increasese with industry growth. Find means of preserving product from times of excess harvest without diminishing the brand value. Finally, to foster wider recognition for the product differentiation between open ocean farmed U.S. grown… More

SBIR Phase I: Innovative control of ectoparasites: key to expansion of open ocean fish farming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Neil A. Sims, MS
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research aims to evaluate a range of natural substances as feed additives or passive dip solutions in an in-cage dip device. Individually, or in combination, these novel methods may help control ectoparasites in offshore fish farms. Recent development… More

Improved Giant Grouper Hatchery Methods Open Opportunities for Open ocean Aquaculture and Fishery Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Federico Rotman, Hatchery Manager/ Senior Biologist
Award Amount: $94,937.00
Abstract:
Giant Grouper (E. lanceolatus) is one of the most desirable marine fish in the world. Its robust nature, tremendous growth rate, superb quality flesh and high value make it ideal for open ocean aquaculture. This species has also been heavily overfished throughout its range. Hatcheries could… More

SBIR Phase II: Innovative control of ectoparasites: key to expansion of open ocean fish farming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jennica Lowell, MS
Award Amount: $499,910.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II research targets innovative means for controlling ectoparasite pests in open ocean aquaculture. Offshore fish farming offers tremendous growth opportunities. Adaptive fish health management offshore remains a challenge for environmentally sound expansion of this potentially… More

Expanding Domestic and Export Markets for Open-Ocean Aquaculture Products by Value-Adding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Kelly Coleman, VP of Marketing
Award Amount: $349,890.00
Abstract:
Increasing seafood production is important for the national economy, national health, and the environment. The U.S. Department of Commerceýýs goal is for a 5-fold increase in aquaculture production value, to $5 billion, by 2025. Open ocean aquaculture represents the best opportunity for meeting… More

Refining Broodstock, hatchery and weaning strategies: Key to the Commercial Culture of the Imperiled Giant Grouper

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Ian McComas, Researcher
Award Amount: $259,000.00
Abstract:
Giant Grouper (E. lanceolatus) is one of the most desirable marine fish in the world. Its robust nature, tremendous growth rate, superb quality flesh and high value make it ideal for open ocean aquaculture. Phase I research marked the first time this species has been reared in the hatchery outside… More

SBIR Phase I: Launching Velella: Testing the Commercial Potential of Mobile Offshore Fish Farming In Ocean Gyres

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Neil A. Sims, MS
Award Amount: $99,724.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project explores expanding open ocean mariculture by using mobile, drifting fish pens entrained in regional oceanic gyres. Offshore fish farming offers tremendous growth opportunities, but faces constraints: lengthy permit processes for leases or… More