Gulf Marine institute of Technology (GMIT) intends to make a big splash in the Gulf of Mexico to initiate the first commercial scale, seafarm off the FlorAbama state line to grow million of pounds of organically raised finfish and shrimp. GMIT has been developing systems and technology, gathering expertise and permitting sea-farming sites for growing finfish in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. GMIT has previously completed, for the first time in U.S. history, the acquisition and permitting of a site in federal waters off of the coast of Alabama on the northern Florida state line. Cage systems have been designed to survive a hurricane event for growing the various fish species that will be cultivated. An offshore cage farming system will utilize a jack-up platform vessel that allows for a safe, stable, and centralized 24 hour management and crew station approximately 9 miles offshore
Gulf Marine Institute of Technologies has several distinct competitive advantages. These advantages combined with our management team will lead to success.
- WE WILL BE FIRST IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Although the mariculture industry is a multi billion-dollar industry worldwide, currently there are only one mariculture sea farming site previously permitted in the Gulf of Mexico with only a few small sites in the entire United States in Maine and Washington state. Gulf Marine Institute of Technology will own one of the largest and only permitted mariculture platform system sites in the Gulf.
- WE WILL HAVE FEDERAL PERMITS IN PLACE
We are the first company to ever obtain federally permitted mariculture sites in the US Gulf of Mexico. The sea farming location is located approximately 9 miles south of Perdido Pass, Alabama, along the Florida/ Alabama state line in 90 feet of water.
- OUR PROCESS IS VERTICALLY INTEGRATED
We will breed fish, hatch eggs and produce fingerlings with our own marine hatchery. We will grow and harvest fish. We will make deliveries to local seafood processing plants located at Bayou LaBatre, Alabama and than ship fresh fish to top US restaurants, and to seafood distribution companies worldwide, including to Japan as the second biggest importer of seafood in the world. Some fish will be genetically selected to be kept through sexual maturity as improved brood stock. These new parents will than produce higher quality eggs and therefore become better fingerlings for faster grow-out to complete the cycle.
- OUR TECHNOLOGY HAS WORLDWIDE APPLICATIONS
Offshore mariculture is being adopted throughout the world in Norway, Chile, South America, Japan, China and in the Mediterranean regions of Europe. Our processes will have worldwide economic impact once fully developed by Gulf Marine Institute of Technologies and their commercial developers/partners. These fish farms will provide local economies with 1000's of new jobs to the Gulf economy and add a sustainable, new food source for assuring our nations seafood security, which will inspire national pride and reduce dependence from other nations for food supply. Our technologies will someday help provide some of the world’s growing and inexhaustible needs for high-quality protein being demanded by our country and the earths ever increasing population by over 100 million of new citizens born each year.