Tofu-tolerant Mariculture: Genomics-assisted Breeding of a High-Quality Marine Finfish for Enhanced Performance on Sustainable, Scalable Soy-based Feeds

Period of Performance: 05/29/2016 - 11/29/2016

$120K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

KAMPACHI FARMS, LLC
PO Box 4239 Array
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Firm POC, Principal Investigator

Abstract

While certain forage fisheries remain sustainable and well-maintained, they clearly are not scalable – to expand domestic marine aquaculture and increase the nation’s seafood security, aquafeed formulations must be adapted to make greater use of sustainable agriculture proteins and oils produced in America’s heartland. Kampachi Farms and University of Nebraska have been working jointly to replace fishmeal in diets for our Kampachi (Seriola rivoliana) with soy protein concentrate (SPC). This research has been successful, with fish performing acceptably on diets containing 40% SPC and