Equipment and Technology ($26 Million)

There are three main focuses for equipment and technology. The first is to expand Processing Capacity Feasibility studies for community processing by assessing whether existing facilities can be used for mariculture processing and analyzing the construction and expansion of processing, handling, and storing facilities in coordination with underserved communities, economic opportunity zones, and other EDA-eligible partners. The second is to expand capacity and improve technology in regional hubs by equipping existing facilities with equipment to safely and effectively handle and process seaweed and shellfish. The third is to expand hatchery/nursery capacity preserve seed supply for underserved community farmers by assessing the seaweed and shellfish demand, production, and distribution to determine whether existing facilities can expand, or if new facilities are needed to meet the demand for seaweed and shellfish seed.

Expand Regulatory Capacity Purchase lab equipment for PSP testing in State lab: SEC will purchase laboratory equipment for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to increase its existing capacity to test for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), which poses a significant risk to shellfish farmers.

Diversification of species: SEC and regional partners will develop methods for developing and farming new species, including multiple shellfish species in varying levels of commercial viability currently. The governance body will identify demand for new species through its annual coordination activities.

Projected Timeline Submitted to the EDA

Project Narrative Submitted to the EDA: Equipment & Technology

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Current Opportunities

Other Mariculture Species RFP- Deadline Extended

Closing Date: January 22nd, 2024

Southeast Conference is soliciting proposals from individuals, companies, or organizations, as part of the Alaska Mariculture Cluster (AMC) program, to conduct applied research and development projects around methods for cultivating new mariculture species. Proposals are sought for research and development projects that advance our understanding of key questions related to the viability of “other species” for commercial, restoration, and/or enhancement uses, including enhancement of subsistence resources. Funding is secured through the AMC Equipment & Technology component of the BBBRC. Proposals may be funded up to $150,000 for a project period of up to 18-months.

For more information, download full RFP Here.

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