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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $1.12MM
First Award Date 01/01/13
Most Recent Award Date 09/19/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Sims Neil A. Sims 6 Message
Key Gavin Key 4 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.7
Budget: 09/19/16 - 12/31/16

The current dependence of grouper and tuna aquaculture on "wet fish" diets poses challenges for the long term viability and scalability of such aquaculture in the U.S. and internationally. There is a recognized need for alternative feed formulations (those including agricultural oils and proteins, such as soybean meal, soy protein concentrate, w...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.7
Budget: 08/10/16 - 12/31/16

The world needs more seafood, yet the ocean's wild fish stocks simply cannot meet this burgeoning demand. Globally, 85% of our commercial stocks have already been fished to their biological limit. These heavily exploited wild marine fish stocks are under increasing pressure, with growing global population (projected to reach 9 billion by 205...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Commerce
Topic: 8.1.1
Budget: 05/29/16 - 11/29/16
PI: Gavin Key

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 Univers...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.7
Budget: 05/20/15 - 12/31/15

SummaryThe U.S. seafood trade deficit in 2012 was over $11.2 billion and is increasing every year. Demand for seafood is increasing, but capture fisheries face closures, declining stocks and increasing regulations. Aquaculture is the only viable solution, but coastal fish farming faces environmental and public policy limitations. Open ocean aqua...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.7-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

USDA-ARS Montana has developed a production process for moist, fibrous extruded diets that could resolve this impediment in marine fish, by allowing compound diets to be delivered in a stable, non-friable, large pellet - the "Formulated Sardine". This SBIR research project will test the acceptability of this new diet to Giant Grouper juveniles, ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.7-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Ectoparastic skin flukes are a major impediment to the commercial viability and sustainable scale-up of responsible mariculture in US waters, and are already a major cost for existing finfish aquaculture globally. Therapeutic bath treatments are expensive and stressful to fish; the costs to productivity - depressed growth, mortalities and poor f...