Controlled Commercial Production of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) Juveniles from Captured Wild Adults in Tanks and Ponds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0070
Agency Tracking Number: 2001-16
Amount: $200,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Southland Fisheries Corporation
600 Old Bluff Road, Hopkins, SC, 29061
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Chappell
 President
 (803) 776-4923
 afcfish@aol.com
Business Contact
 Jesse Chappell
Title: President
Phone: (803) 776-4923
Email: afcfish@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Larviculture of marine finfish to provide feed trained healthy seedstock is a major constraint to the merging marine aquaculture industry. Recent research (Phase 1) in the U.S. and some anecdotal information from Asian services have shown success in captive habituation, maturation and spawning wild adult cobia broodstocks and production of high quality eggs/larvae. Larviculture of cobia fry as shown to be technically and economically feasible in our Phase 1 project, where newly hatched fry were reared in intensively managed tanks and earthen ponds. Our Phase 2 objectives are to: 1) abituate, mature, and spawn adult cobia, extend their spawning season; 2) duplicate and improve to commercial scale larval rearing in indoor and outdoor systems; and 3) develop a detailed economic model describing juvenile cobia development in intensively managed tanks and earthen ponds.

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