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A Prototype Net Cleaning System for Open-Ocean Aquaculture Cages

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80800
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DG133R06CN0166
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A Prototype Net Cleaning System for Open-Ocean Aquaculture Cages
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R06CN0166
Award Amount: $95,000.00
 

Abstract:

Open-Ocean Aquaculture businesses are proving commercially successful. There are several technical refinements the industry must undergo in order to maximize productivity and future expansion. We address a problem common to all off-shore open-ocean aquaculture cage systems, marine biofouling of the net mesh used for the enclosure. Significant amounts of biofoulding leads to increased pollutant levels within the cage, increased population stress due to that pollution, and increased probability of disease for the stock population. We propose to build and evaluate a novel, environmentally friendly, remotely operated, net cleaning system capable of cleaning present day off-shore aquaculture cages. This innovation will significantly lower offshore labor overhead costs for off-shore aquaculture cages.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel O'Connor
Chief Scientist
8089366287
danoc@interpac.net

Business Contact:

Daniel O'Connor
Member
8089648646
danoc@interpac.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 030526842
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No