Improved Spawning, Fertilization, Rearing, and Grow-out Methodologies for the Culture of the Sablefish

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R06CN0207
Agency Tracking Number: NOAA 05-119
Amount: $194,855.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.5
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2005-1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 1290, Sumner, WA, 98390
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Parsons
 Senior Vice President
 (253) 863-9463
 parsons@troutlodge.com
Business Contact
 Jim Barfoot
Title: President
Phone: (253) 863-0446
Email: jbarfoot1@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Metabolism and physiology research on the sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) conducted in Phase I of this research established that this fish is highly suited to culture conditions typically found in the Pugent Sound or Straight of Juan de Fuca waterways of the state of Washington. In this research, we will examine techniques to improve spawning of captive brood fish, increase fertilization success, enhance incubation and hatching results, and define early feeding requirements. Additionally, we will further examine the particular physiological and metabolic issues important to grow-out in net pen aquaculture settings (particularly fecal settling rates and C/N ratios), and incorporate data generated into a modeling system developed to assess aquaculture dynamics.

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