Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC

P.O. Box 4239, NELHA Compound,#1 Keahole Pt. Rd
Kailua Kona, HI 96745

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $1.63MM
First Award Date 01/01/06
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/10

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Matsumiya Cory H. Matsumiya 1 Message
Lowell Jennica Lowell 1 Message
Coleman Kelly Coleman 1 Message
Sims Neil A. Sims 5 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: A.4-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project will catapult open ocean mariculture far offshore, away from the restrictions caused by competing user groups, site lease requirements and mooring restrictions, by developing the technology for Velella ? an untethered, open ocean regional drifter cage. Since 2005, Kona Blue?s open o...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project explores expanding open ocean mariculture by using mobile, drifting fish pens entrained in regional oceanic gyres. Offshore fish farming offers tremendous growth opportunities, but faces constraints: lengthy permit processes for leases or expansion and concerns for impacts on water quality,...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

Increasing seafood production is important for the national economy, national health, and the environment. The U.S. Department of Commerceýýs goal is for a 5-fold increase in aquaculture production value, to $5 billion, by 2025. Open ocean aquaculture represents the best opportunity for meeting this goal. The main goal of Phase II research is to...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

This SBIR Phase II research targets innovative means for controlling ectoparasite pests in open ocean aquaculture. Offshore fish farming offers tremendous growth opportunities. Adaptive fish health management offshore remains a challenge for environmentally sound expansion of this potentially lucrative industry. PEDICURe (Passive Ectoparasite De...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research aims to evaluate a range of natural substances as feed additives or passive dip solutions in an in-cage dip device. Individually, or in combination, these novel methods may help control ectoparasites in offshore fish farms. Recent development of commercial-scale hatchery production techni...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

Maintain high market prices for farmed fish as production increasese with industry growth. Find means of preserving product from times of excess harvest without diminishing the brand value. Finally, to foster wider recognition for the product differentiation between open ocean farmed U.S. grown products and foreign imports. The objective is to d...