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A Prototype Fish Metrology System for Open Ocean Aquaculture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67127
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-53
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Onomea Scientific, LLC
27-470 Old Mamalahoa Hwy Papaikou, HI 96781-0043
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Prototype Fish Metrology System for Open Ocean Aquaculture
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1241
Award Amount: $199,848.00
 

Abstract:

Open-ocean aquaculture businesses are proving commercially successful. There are several refinements this technology must undergo in order to maximize productivity. One of the specific areas of refinement is in gathering detailed statistical knowledge of the captive fish stock population as a function of time. This knowledge will allow optimization of feed rates. Optimized feed rates will minimize feed costs, maximize fish yields, and minimize environmental impact. In addition, time series analysis of measured length-frequency distributions can be used to enhance fish harvesting strategies. We propose to build a novel, non-invasive, environmentally friendly, in-situ imaging system to provide fish length-frequency data on a routine basis. The prototype system is a low-cost, diver-activated, biometric imaging system with laser based absolute metrology.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel J. O'Connor
Chief Scientist
8089366287
dan@onomeascientific.com

Business Contact:

Laurie A. Mendonca
President
8089648646
pua@onomeascientific.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Onomea Scientific, LLC
27-470 Old Mamalahoa Highway Papaikou, HI 96781

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