Gainesville, FL 32606

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $590K
First Award Date 01/01/07
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/11

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Applewhite LeeAnn Applewhite 4 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.5-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Ranked as one of the world's most valuable commercial seafood, tuna species belonging to the Thunnus genus are considered the most important and endangered fish in worldwide trade. Extensive research to develop methods to distinguish Thunnus at the species level has significantly contributed to the enormous databanks of genetic information on th...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.5-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Globalization of our seafood supply, the lack of international standards, and the numerous reported instances of fraudulent labeling of seafood products has reduced consumer confidence in seafood across the country. In addition, concerns of this rampant mislabeling of seafood products, which could lead to seafood safety issues, have prompted man...

Phase 2 SBIR

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

Red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, is one of the most economically important fish species in the Gulf of Mexico. While there are numerous species of snapper marketed worldwide, in the United States L. campechanus is known as the true red snapper and the only species that can legally be labeled simply "Red Snapper". Another snapper species, Lutja...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

"Global demands for red snapper have resulted in an unprecedented rise in mislabeling and substitution of the legally designated red snapper species, Lutjanus campechanus, with lesser-valued, related snapper species. Due to the immense popularity and high value of red snapper, economic fraud related to species substitution causes consumers to lo...