EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH


In addition to developing the world’s first and largest intensive striped bass production facility, Kent SeaTech has been successful in conducting government-funded research on many related aquaculture topics. From 1983 to present, Kent SeaTech researchers have received over 30 federal grants. The first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant that Kent SeaTech received was from the National Science Foundation more than 30 years ago and was extremely helpful in the development of several of the culture techniques that are used by many intensive producers of various species of fish today. Additional grants from the SBIR, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce have resulted in new culture techniques, over 100 scientific publication and technical reports, and many cooperative research programs with other producers, several academic institutions and government laboratories. Kent SeaTech also has received three awards from the Advanced Technology Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which have resulted in many advances and patented technologies for water treatment, brood stock management, and advanced proprietary techniques for maintaining excellent fish health.



PRODUCTION


Kent SeaTech scientists and fish culturists have worked in the field of aquaculture for over 40 years. The result of our extensive developmental work in aquaculture was the establishment of the first successful intensive striped bass production facility in the world. Our intensive production facility located near Palm Springs proved to the world that intensive aquaculture farming of striped bass was possible. More than 120 competitors quickly entered the field, none of whom have the extensive experience or expertise possessed by Kent SeaTech.
  Since then, we have branched out to several other species using both our existing and newly improved state-of-the-art intensive tank culture systems. This has enabled us to produce the highest quality live fish possible and become the leading company selling a large variety of live fish to the West Coast Asian markets.



GRANTS AND CONTRACTS


ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Use of Power Plant Waste Heat in Aquaculture - U.S. Sea Grant Program
Commercial Culture of American Lobsters - Homarus Lobster, Inc.
Development of Feeds for American Lobsters - Foremost Foods, Inc.
Effects of Thermal Effluent on Marine Organisms - U.S. Sea Grant Program
Impingement of Fishes on Power Plant Intake Screens - Woodward-Clyde Consultants
Abalone Aquaculture and Fishery Enhancement - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game
Ocean Ranching of Coho Salmon and Striped Bass - U.S. Sea Grant Program
Striped Bass Sport Fishery Enhancement - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game
Coho Salmon Sport Fishery Enhancement - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game
Cage Culture of Striped Bass and Coho Salmon - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game
Development of a Striped Bass Sport Fishery - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game
Feasibility of Striped Bass Culture Using Waste Heat - National Science Foundation


CONTRACT RESEARCH

Use of Thermal Effluent in Aquaculture-Ormond Beach, CA - Southern California Edison Company
Use of Thermal Effluent in Aquaculture-Redondo Beach, CA - Southern California Edison Company
Bacterial Control in Aquaculture - Materials Science Co.
Culture of Freshwater Shrimp in Birket Qarun, Egypt - Groth Systems, Inc.
Analysis of Coliform Pollution in San Diego Bay - Comprehensive Planning Org.
Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Nigeria - Government of Nigeria
Intensive Culture of Striped Bass Larvae - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game, UC Davis
Enhancement of Striped Bass Populations - Joint Research with Oregon Fish and Wildlife
High Density Geothermal Culture of Hybrid Striped Bass - In-House Research
Design and Operation of Lobster Culture Systems - Clearwater lobsters Ltd., Canada
Intensive Culture of Striped Bass Using Cogen Waste Heat - Onsite Energy Corporation


CONSULTING SERVICES

Review of Shrimp and Fish Production Techniques - Sea World, Inc.
Culture of Brazilian Pacu - Solar Aquafarms Inc.
Culture of Freshwater Shrimp in Geothermal Water - Jet Propulsion Laboratory Cal Tech
Aquaculture Systems for the Caribbean - International Investment and Trust Bank
Review of Small-scale Aquaculture Technology - Office of Appropriate Technology
Techniques for Lobster Fishery Enhancement - Marine Research, Inc.
Review of Aquaculture Waste Treatment Techniques - J. Bradshaw Consulting Co.
Feasibility Study of lobster Culture in Canada - Burdett Associates, Inc.
Feasibility Study of Lobster Culture Techniques - San Diego Solar, Inc.
Feasibility Marine and Freshwater Shrimp Culture - Plaza Santa Marla, Mexico
Feasibility Study of Aquaculture on Molokai, Hawaii - R. Willingham Corp.
Aquatic Systems Management - Wayne Newton Ranch
Fisheries Environmental Impact Study for Lake Havasu - Wulfeck Constr. Corp.-Arizona
Prevention of Mortalities in Lobster Holding Pounds - Clearwater Lobsters Ltd.,-Canada.


COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION

Culture of Freshwater Shrimp in Greenhouses - Homarus Lobster, Inc.
Commercial Production of Marine Tropical Fish - Sea World, lnc.
Marine Shrimp Culture in the Caribbean - Aquaculture Caribbean
Commercial Production of Striped Bass and Catfish - Private Corporation
Feasibility Study of Sturgeon Culture - Private Corporation (Joint Venture)
Geothermal Culture of Striped Bass - Private Corporation (Joint Venture)


FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT

Marine Bioassay Laboratory Development - Beak Consultants, Inc.
Marine Laboratory Design and Development - Sea World, Inc.
Fish Culture System Design & Fabrication - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game
Crustacean Culture System Design and Specifications - Seafly Molds, Inc.-Portugal
Fish Spawning and Rearing System Design & Fabrication - Calif. Dept. Fish and Game
Culture Systems & Aeration Component Specifications - Clearwater Lobsters Ltd., Canada
Design of Marine Seawater System - Lockheed Center for Marine Research


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