Establish Effective Feeding and Harvest Protocol for Rainbow Smelt

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16788
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00412
Amount: $52,084.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Harmon Brook Farm (Maine Smelt Hatchery)
PO Box 373, Canaan, ME, 04924
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Whalen
 (207) 474-1215
 hbfarm@kynd.net
Business Contact
 John Whalen
Title: Owner
Phone: (207) 474-1215
Email: hbfarm@kynd.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Present supplies of rainbow smelt, both for live bait and human consumption, are provided, almost exclusively, by commercial harvest of wild populations. This project will develop alternative sources of rainbow smelt for the market and eventually reduce the harvest of wild populations. This project will shift the focus from commercial fishing of wild public resources to commercial fish culture techniques and aquaculture production.

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