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BIG ISLAND ABALONE CORPORATION
Aquaculture & Research; Japanese northern abalone, Dulse algae
www.bigislandabalone.com operates a 10-acre aquafarm using its unique and economical PolyGrow® culture system to produce Japanese Northern abalone for commercial sales. BIAC earned the Governor’s Hawaii Exporter of the Year award for 2003.
Blue Ocean Mariculture
www.cyanotech.com produces high-value microalgae-based products including nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, astaxanthin-based NatuRose® for the world aquaculture animal feed industry, BioAstin™-a powerful antioxidant for human consumption, Spirulina Pacifica®-a nutrient-rich dietary supplement, and phycobiliproteins-fluorescent pigments for the medical immunological diagnostic market. Cyanotech has been NELHA’s anchor tenant for over 15 years.
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Research; deep water copepods.
GOODFELLOW BROS., LLC
HAWAII NATURAL ENERGY INSTITUTE
http://www.hnei.hawaii.edu/default.asp Energy: Hydrogen Power research
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HUMPBACK WHALE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
http://www.hihwnms.nos.noaa.gov/ education & outreach
INDO-PACIFIC SEA FARMS, INC.
www.ipsf.com Develops innovative technologies for sustainable commercial production of reef-dwelling organisms, including photosynthetic giant tridacnid clams and scleractinan (reef-building) corals.
Ocean Era LLC
KING OCEAN FARM, INC.
KONA COAST SHELLFISH LLC
www.coastseafoods.com Hatchery/nursery facility that includes holding and conditioning of broodstock, spawning and larvae and seed production for Pacific Oysters, Manila Clams and Gallo Mussels.
KONA COLD LOBSTERS, LTD.
Imports live lobsters and crabs from natural Atlantic fisheries and rejuvenates them in cold deep seawater holding pens for distribution throughout Hawaii and select Asian and Pacific destinations.
KONA DEEP COPORATION (Formerly Deep Seawater Internation Inc.)
www.dswihawaii.com A multi-faceted company utilizing the natural and abundant resource of the pristine, pathogen free, 3000′ deep ocean water accessed from the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii’i Authority. It is developing a commercial bottling facility specializing in desalinated deep seawater beverages and products for the global market.
KOYO USA CORPORATION, INC.
www.hawaiideepseawater.com/koyo-usa Was the first tenant to produce purified deep seawater-based drinking water on a commercial scale at NELHA starting in 2003, and the first tenant licensed to use a new trademarked NELHA logo to certify the source of 100% deep seawater. From its present site of 30 acres, Koyo produces a bottled water product “Mahalo,” which consists a purified 100% Hawaii deep seawater, exported on a weekly basis to an enthusiastic growing Japanese consumer market.
Kea Kai Ola part of the MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
MAKAI OCEAN ENGINEERING
www.makai.com Makai Ocean Engineering was founded in 1973 as a diversified ocean engineering company providing engineering and development services both foreign and domestic clients. Practice areas include engineering for ocean based renewable energy (OTEC and SWAC), large underwater pipelines, submarine cables and arrays, and underwater vehicles. Makai Ocean Engineering has an extensive record of successful and innovative solutions to difficult problems for our commercial and government clients worldwide.
MERA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
www.merapharma.com Develops cost-effective, cutting edge photobioreactors for the industrial cultivation of microalgae for new microalgal products. Currently marketing astaxanthin-based products. The AstaFactor™, a human nutraceutical with powerful antioxidant properties and AquaXan™, a natural pigment for shrimp and salmon feed.
MOANA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Partnered with a dynamic, a multinational group of established companies from the aquaculture industry together having the expertise to meet the challenges of shrimp farming in the 21st century and bringing it to new levels of productivity. Through advanced R&D at its biosecure Hawaii-based facilities, MTI is developing superior-bred broodstock and advanced support technologies to create nutritional and health solutions that will benefit the world’s shrimp aquaculture industry.
OCEAN RIDER, INC.
www.oceanrider.com Has captive aquaculture techniques for commercial production of seahorses to supply the aquarium industry. Seahorses are threatened in their natural habitats by overfishing around the world, so development of such aquaculture techniques is key to their survival.
Pacific Planktonics specializes in hatchery technology, with a goal to develop and improve methods to culture ornamental and edible marine fish and shrimp for commercial production, mainly for native Hawaiian species. Fingerlings of some food fishes are available upon request. Contact information: Farm Tel: (808)-326-1180; email: email@example.com.
PHYSICS, MATERIALS, AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS RESEARCH, LLC
Conducts research at NELHA on autonomous vehicle testing and development to carry sensors, cameras, and other equipment into the ocean. NELHA’s unique proximity to the ocean and deep water provides a natural laboratory for the Arizona-based company’s cutting edge work.
ROYAL HAWAIIAN SEA FARMS, INC.
Commercially produces ogo (edible sea vegetables) with sales of over two tons per week. The company also produces salt water tilapia and milkfish, and is investigating commercial production of edible sea cucumbers, opihi (Hawaiian limpets) and warm water abalone.
SHRIMP IMPROVEMENT SYSTEMS HAWAII LLC
TAYLOR SHELLFISH-KONA, INC.
www.taylorshellfish.com Headquartered in Washington state, is one of the largest U.S. clam and oyster producers and maintains a nursery at NELHA where juvenile mollusks take a “winterless Hawaiian growout vacation” during critical early growth periods. Up to 400 million juvenile Manila clams and 10 million juvenile Pacific oysters are exported year ’round back to Washington for final growout in company-owned intertidal areas or sold as seed stock to other growers.
TROUTLODGE MARINE FARMS KONA, LLC
Sumner, Washington-based company developing Hawaii’s first coldwater halibut and black cod (“butterfish” or sablefish) aquaculture farm to service markets throughout the Pacific Basin with fresh product.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII-INFRASOUND LABORATORY OF HAWAII
ISLA www.isla.hawaii.edu maintains an array of acoustic sensors to monitor the Pacific region for atmospheric infrasound signals to support the international Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty as well as to gather signal evidence of global geophysical and meteorological events.
UNITED STATES COASTGUARD
Maintains an antenna for emergency radio communications for mariners.
WEST HAWAII EXPLORATIONS ACADEMY-PCS
www.whea.info a public charter school, offers innovative full-immersion learning for secondary students based on student-run projects. WHEA won the Intel 2005 Schools of Distinction Science Award in competition with over 3,000 high schools nationwide.