A Prototype Fish Metrology System for Open Ocean Aquaculture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$199,848.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DG133R-05-CN-1241
Award Id:
67127
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-53
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
27-470 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, HI, 96781
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DanielO'Connor
Chief Scientist
(808) 936-6287
dan@onomeascientific.com
Business Contact:
LaurieMendonca
President
(808) 964-8646
pua@onomeascientific.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Open-ocean aquaculture businesses are proving commercially successful. There are several refinements this technology must undergo in order to maximize productivity. One of the specific areas of refinement is in gathering detailed statistical knowledge of the captive fish stock population as a function of time. This knowledge will allow optimization of feed rates. Optimized feed rates will minimize feed costs, maximize fish yields, and minimize environmental impact. In addition, time series analysis of measured length-frequency distributions can be used to enhance fish harvesting strategies. We propose to build a novel, non-invasive, environmentally friendly, in-situ imaging system to provide fish length-frequency data on a routine basis. The prototype system is a low-cost, diver-activated, biometric imaging system with laser based absolute metrology.

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