GROUNDWATER IN SOUTHWESTERN ARIZONA

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2641
Amount: $24,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Gila River Fishery
2538 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ, 85716
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BRIAN MCNELIS
 PRESIDENT
 (602) 881-3811
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE CULTIVATION OF MARINE SHRIMP (PENAEUS VANNAMEI) INLAND IN BRACKISH GEOTHERMAL WELL WATER IS EXAMINED. SUBSTANTIAL VOLUMES OF BRACKISH GEOTHERMAL GROUND WATER ARE AVAILABLE INARIZONA AND ELSEWHERE IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. MOST OFTHESE WELLS WERE DEVELOPED FOR IRRIGATION OF FIELD CROPS BUTWERE ABONDONED DUE TO HIGH SALINITY. NUMEROUS SITES POSSESSSHALLOW LIFT WELL WATER WITH TEMPERATURE AND TOTAL DISSOLVEDSOLIDS SUITABLE FOR RAPID SHRIMP GROWTH. IF MINERAL PROFILES OF THESE WATERS ARE SHOWN TO BE SUITABLEFOR PENAEID SHRIMP GROWTH, A SUBSTANTIAL SHRIMP PRODUCTION INDUSTRY COULD BE IMPLEMENTED. THIS INDUSTRY COULD ALLOW PARTIAL OR COMPLETE IMPORT SUBSTITUTION TO OFFSET THE BILLION DOLLARS PLUS A YEAR TRADE DEFICIT RESULTING FROM SHRIMP IMPORTS.

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