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Development of a Method for Fish Transfer and Harvest from Submerged Net Pens

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72508
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-103
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.
114 Higgins Road N. SEARSMONT, ME 04973
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of a Method for Fish Transfer and Harvest from Submerged Net Pens
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1201
Award Amount: $74,737.00
 

Abstract:

Successful commercialization of open ocean finfish aquaculture will depend on developing new, presently unavailable methods of transferring and harvesting fish from submerged containment structures. Ocean Farm Technologies, LLC will conduct research on developing a method to safely and efficiently transfer and harvest fish from submerged pens, using the patent pending AquaPodTM containment system as a platform. Phase I will involve scale model feasibility studies of several fish transfer methods using facilities at the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Rwswarch (CCAR) in Franklin, Maine. Analysis will include real time video monitoring of fish behavior, feeding activity and measurement of stress indicators in fish being transferred. Results of this study will be used to determine the economic and operational feasibility of implementing the fish transfer technology on a commercial scale, and if feasible, to design a full-scale fish transfer system for Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen H. Page
General Manager, CEO
2073224322
spage@pivot.net

Business Contact:

Stephen H. Page
General Manager, CEO
2073224322
spage@pivot.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.
114 Higgins Road N Searsmont, ME 04973

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