Great Eastern Mussel Farms, Inc.

P.O. Box 141
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 7
Total Value of Awards $943K
First Award Date 01/01/87
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/04

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
newell Carter r. newell 7 Message
Davison Endicott P. Davison Jr. 5 Message

7 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2004
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04

Mussel consumption in the U.S. has been limited by the sales of live mussels in wet packages with reduced shelf life. The FDA is reluctant to approve modified atmosphere packs for live mussels due to the risk of contamination by Clostridium botulinum in spoiled packages. This project tests the effectiveness of a strain of lactic acid bacteria ad...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2003
Budget: 01/01/03 - 12/31/03

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Mussels are packed live in a non-permeable, drip-free package with a proprietary mixture of gases in order to improve freshness, improve processing yields and increase retail sales. Prior to regulatory approval, a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) analysis of the package has identified the potential format...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2001
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01

In order to meet increasing demands for high quality mussels, a new technology of mussel raft aquaculture is developing in Maine, where there is a need to improve site selection, and develop best management practices for mussel farms. Through a combination of modeling and field data collection, we will develop an expert system for the optimizati...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2001
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01

In order to meet increasing demands for high quality mussels, a new technology of mussel raft aquaculture is developing in Maine, where there is a need to improve site selection, and develop best management practices for mussel farms. Through a combination of modeling and field data collection, we will develop an expert system for the optimizati...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1999
Budget: 01/01/99 - 12/31/99

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1989
Budget: 01/01/89 - 12/31/89
PI: Unavailable

UTILIZATION OF MUSSEL (MYTILUS EDULIS) BOTTOM LEASES TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL HAS BEEN HINDERED BY A LACK OF INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CARRYING CAPACITY OF OPEN CULTURE SYSTEMS. DEPLETION OF NATURAL FOOD PARTICLES IN THE BENTHIC BOUNDARY LAYER ABOVE MUSSEL BEDS HAS BEEN RECENTLY IDENTIFIED AS THE MAJOR FACTOR LIMITING PRODUCTION AT LOW CURRENT S...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 1987
Budget: 01/01/87 - 12/31/87
PI: Unavailable