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Funding

Small Business Innovation Research: Aquaculture

This is one of 10 topic areas in the USDA SBIR program. The Aquaculture topic area aims to develop new technologies that will enhance the knowledge and technology base necessary for the continued growth of the domestic aquaculture industry as a form of production agriculture. Seafood production from the wild is under increased pressure due to overfishing and pollution and therefore aquaculture is increasingly becoming an important source of seafood and an important contributor to improve food security. In this context new technologies are needed to protect aquaculture species against disease and to improve production efficiency. Emphasis is placed on research leading to improved production efficiency and increased competitiveness of private sector aquaculture in the United States. Studies on commercially important, or potentially important, species of fish, shellfish and plants from both freshwater and marine environments are included.

Special Notation

More SBIR information.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Small Business
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Small businesses and small proprietorships that are in business for profit are eligible to submit applications to this program. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business concern for research or research and development purposes.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) June 19, 2013
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    Phase I
    September 26, 2013
    Estimated Total Program Funding $18,300,000.00
    Range of Awards $70,000.00 to $100,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 14%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Gary Jensen
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-SBIR-004332
    CFDA Number 10.212 Small Business Innovation Research
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