North Carolina Startup Kepley Biosystems synthetic lobster/crab bait could boost supplies of forage fish

Organobait-450x300After winning a competition for a $750,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) phase II grant in early March, a North Carolina-based startup plans to commercialize its synthetic lobster and crab bait alternative upon obtaining additional funding Kepley Biosystems, one of 50 winners of the grant, has spent several years developing Organobait, a hockey puck-shaped product that mimics the smell emitted by decaying forage fish, the traditional crab and lobster bait. The synthetic bait is made with inorganic chemicals and avoids the use of animal byproducts. Read the rest here 14:09

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