Development of Ara Feed Formulation for Improving Growth and Survival of Atlantic Salmon Smolt

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2006-33610-16816
Agency Tracking Number: 2006-00398
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6430-C Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Moti Harel
 Director of AquaNutrition
 (410) 730-8600
 harel@advancedbionutrition.com
Business Contact
 F. C. Allnutt
Phone: (410) 730-8600
Email: tallnutt@advancedbionutrition.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In a standard aquaculture practice, smolts are transferred to ocean net pens without sufficient time period for osmotic adaptation, which results in significant losses to the farmer. In addition to high and unpredictable mortality rates, smolts are not able to grow optimally during their first 40-60 days in seawater. We are proposing to supplement salmon smolt feed with ARA, which may help in smoltification and alleviate the osmotic stress associated with the transfer to seawater.

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