FARM SCALE COMMERCIAL WALLEYE PRODUCTION AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENTERPRISE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,994.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18891
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Heartland Organic Foods
Po Box 214, Rosholt, SD, 57260
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ralph Emrick
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AQUACULTURE IS THE FASTEST GROWING SECTOR IN OUR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY. THE UPPER MIDWEST HAS HAD LIMITED SUCCESS WITH THE TRADITIONAL AQUACULTURE FISH. COOLWATER FISH THAT COMMAND A HIGH MARKET PRICE AND ARE NATIVE TO THE AREA, SUCH AS WALLEYE, MAY REPRESENT THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCCESSFUL FISH FARMING IN THE AREAS. FURTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS NEEDED ON THE INTENSIVE REARING OF WALLEYE ON COMMERCIAL FEED AND REDUCING FEED COSTS FOR LARGER WALLEYE TO DETERMINE IF WALLEYE FISH FARMING IS ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE. IN PHASE I THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF TRANSFERRING THIS TECHNOLOGY FROM THE LABORATORY TO THE FISH FARM WILL BE DETERMINED. USING THIS DATA THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A WALLEYE FISH FARMING OPERATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENTERPRISE FOR FAMILY FARMS IN THE NORTHERN MIDWEST WILL BE DETERMINED.

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