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Automation of Fish Net Pen Operations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88188
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07-148
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: 2007
Title: Automation of Fish Net Pen Operations
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-07-CN-0171
Award Amount: $92,958.00
 

Abstract:

Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc. of Searsmont, Maine is proposing a NOAA Phase I SBIR feasibility study of an automated system for net pen manipulation to facilitate operations of proprietary AquaPodTM fish containment system. Automated manipulation of the AquaPodTM net pen will allow remote operation of mortality collection, cleaning, maintenance, inspection and harvesting operations. Human interaction with these operations will be reduced, and where human interaction is necessary the work can be done from the surface, reducing as much as possible the amount of scuba diving required. This feasibility study will include testing of prototype automation systems on a full sized AquaPodTM at a commercial fish farm, as well as analysis of costs of this system compared with existing submerged net pens and traditional suspended net pens systems.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen H. Page
CEO
2073224322
spage@oceanfarmtech.com

Business Contact:

Glenn Flanders
CFO
2076665615
gflanders@oceanfarmtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 200884019
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No