11/12/13 – Manna Fish Farms, Inc. (MFF/Manna) Corporation with 200 shares no par value incorporated in New York State.
2014 – present – MFF engaged and working with Permit Company Kleinschmidt Group regarding site selection and securing off shore farming permits in Federal Waters off New York. Numerous State and Federal agencies and stakeholders involved.
Fall, 2015 – MFF attended pre permit meeting in NYC Federal Plaza, to discuss the procedure and path to permitting of our New York off shore site.
2016 – Present – Working diligently with our National Marine Fisheries Aquaculture Coordinator – Kevin Madley, NOAA Federal.
June, 2016 – Purchased prototype 60 ton automated feed system from University of New Hampshire, where the buoy was deployed and used by UNH at their Isle of shoals off shore site.
Winter, 2016 – Moved 60 ton automated feed system to Goodison Shipyard in North Kingston, Rhode Island for maintenance and service.
June, 2017 – Formal permit paperwork submitted to US Army Corp of Engineers – our NY lead agency for permitting.
August 2017 – Automated Feed Buoy moved from North Kingston RI to Prime Marina in Hampton Bays, New York.
Fall, 2017 – Withdrawal of a portion of our New York Permit as it applies to striped bass.
May 2018 – Automated feed buoy moved from Prime Marina Hampton Bays, New York to Shinnecock Fish Dock at 361 Beach Road, Hampton Bays, New York.
July, 2018 – Present – New York site selection and species selections in final stages and stakeholder engagement ongoing.
July, 2018 – Purchased the former Lobster Inn Restaurant and approximately 5 acres of farmland in Southampton New York for aquaculture. This was a collaborative purchase with the Town of Southampton in which the town purchased development rights from the farmland and the Southampton Town purchased the marina. Inlet Road Operations Company (IROC) purchased the restaurant and Farmland. This was historic acquisition in that it was the first time that the Community Preservation Fund was used to preserve land for aquaculture.
Fall, 2018 – Manna Fish Farms was invited to participate in an offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico by the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Kelly Lucas, and the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Michael Chambers. Working with the Universities, Manna, as applicant is proceeding with permits, and has selected a preferred site 23 miles off Pensacola Beach, Florida. Site and species analysis regarding the Florida site is ongoing, as is stakeholder engagement and outreach.