POLYCULTURE OF MARINE SHRIMP AND OYSTERS IN PONDS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$167,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
4593
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ocean Ventures Inc.
Rt. 3 Box 80d, Port Lavace, TX, 77979
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 HARRY L. COOK
Title: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (512) 893-5888
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROPOSAL IS TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON POLYCULTURE OF OYSTERS IN PONDS WITH MARINE SHRIMP. SURVIVAL OF OYSTERS IN STATIC WATER PONDS IS LOW, BUT IT IS ANTICIPATED THE SURVIVAL AND GROWTH WILL BE GOOD IN PONDS WHERE AERATION DEVICESCAUSE WATER TO CIRCULATE WITHIN THE POND. BESIDES THE OBV IOUS ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO BE DERIVED FROM THE SALE OF OYSTERS, BENEFITS TO GENERAL POND PRODUCTIVITY ARE ANTICIPA TED. CONVERSION OF PHYTIPLANKTON TO FECES AND PSEUDOFECES ALSO THE OYSTERS AND THEIR CULTURE SUPPORTS WILL PROVIDE GROWTH SITES FOR MANY ORGANISMS CONSUMED BY SHRIMP. THE POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATION AS DESCRIBED BY THE AWARDEE: MARCULTURE FARMS IN THE U.S. PRACTICING INTENSIVE AND SEMI-INTENSIVE CULTURE OF PENAEID SHRIMP WITH AERATION DEVICES WHICH CAUSE THE WATER IN THE POND TO CIRCULATE WITH IN THE POND. SUCCESSFUL POLYCULTURE OF OYSTERS IN SHRIMP PONDS WOULD HELP A VIABLE SHRIMP FARMING INDUSTRY TO DEVELOP RAPIDLY.

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