During this time; he was on Korean & Japanese commercial factory processors/draggers in the Bering Sea. He continued with the domestic fisheries; which took him to the Bering Sea & the Arctic Circle; the Aleutian Island chain; Gulf of Alaska; and finally as the sole scientist and English speaking person on board Taiwanese & Japanese high seas squid driftnet vessels in the international zone of the N. Pacific for many months each time.
During these years he logged over 1,200 days @ sea.. He experienced intense Alaskan storms with 35' - 50' seas; nearly capsizing due to intense ice build-up in Artic Circle; blizzards, whiteouts, ice fog; hurricane force winds & typhoons; collision from another vessel; fire & nearly abandoning ship; assisting in medical emergency evacuations; and even a mutiny! From all these experiences he has written a book from his memoirs and is pending publication.
(Photo above; on deck of 1928; 65' wooden halibut schooner; South of the Aleutian Islands - in Gulf of Alaska; on a "nice day"; in early springtime of 1995; with a 100+ year old Shortraker Rockfish).
Our vision is to popularize a technology that can be leased to clean up eutrophic discharge water sites requiring permits; or businesses that utilize re-circulated aquaculture systems by showing how they can add additional revenue from a source never thought of before by growing high quality biomass for food, raw materials, and other commercial commodities.
One of our goals is to start a seed stock cultivar bank which would house many of the commercially in-demand species of seaweed and supply seed stock with our STC-System where needed. Once accomplished; this will allow us to provide cultivars with seed stock that will achieve sustained full production in approximately one month after startup; instead of taking three to six months to achieve full production at each site; which will save thousands of dollars for our clients.
The goal of our technology was to develop the opportunity to lease & create a new revenue source through a STC-System while benefiting the environment. With our system a sustainable, ecological and economic future can be achieved by remediating eutrophic discharge into the aquatic environment; or RAS locations.
High quality biomass grown by our method could supply developing and emerging markets that are searching for high quality seaweed biomass for their proprietary products or processes. Biomass for the 50,000 proprietary products sold in the world today requires compounds that are found ONLY in seaweed. In addition, for the past 15 years or so; the United States have been importing ~ 200,000-metric tons of seaweed biomass per year that supplies the raw materials or food for a thriving $2.5-billion per economy in the United States alone.
We hope people see it as we do, developing a new sustainable economic & ecological shift by cleaning the environment from environmental discharge sites; or RAS (re-circulated aquaculture systems).
Marine Biologist, Founder & Consultant Timothy T. Visi
Tim Visi started his marine biology career while in undergraduate studies at Kent State University when he volunteered on two field trips (1980 & 1982) to the Bahamas for lemon shark studies with Dr. "Sonny" Gruber & National Science Foundation. Shortly after attaining his Bachelor's in Biology in 1987; his first job in aquatic science was an aquaculture technician position on research ocean cages & tilapia rearing project on a private isolated island in the Exumas; owned by Perry Oceanographics. It also included a supply trip of saltwater tilapia equipment for a NOAA research project in Haiti.
Next adventure in 1988 took him almost to the other side of the world to Seattle, WA to represent NMFS & NOAA as a marine fisheries biologist in the capacity of Marin Fisheries Observer.
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Tim Visi ~ email@example.com ~ (360)-670-3246
His search to find a way to remediate eutrophic nutrient streams from aquaculture farms began in 2002 at the land based seaweed farm at NOAA/NMFS Fish Research Lab in Manchester, WA. (Photo to the right).
Executive Managing Member Karacan Salkuci
Karacan Salkuci was born in Germany and is a multilingual person who has lived in the United States since1961. She is a retired counselor, psychology teacher, retired faculty member of several universities, research scientist, movement meditation instructor and is trained in animal psychology.
She has worked extensively with Tim Visi at developing the STC-System farm at the Sequim Bay ,Washington location where she was directly involved with cultivar development; proprietary carrageenan extraction; protocol development; all photo & written documentation; etc.
In 2009; Mr. Visi was able to win Washington State’s Clallam County Entrepreneur Challenge Contest for the most innovative “green” business plan involving a STC-System farm using a large greenhouse.
Between 2010 – 2011; we clean eight million gallons of water out of Sequim Bay, WA; which is where we perfected the STC-System using a 40’ X 60’ greenhouse.Type your paragraph here.
In 2007; his research was critiqued by his peers at NOAA/NMFS about he sustainable growing technique he developed.
From 2007 to 2008 Tim Visi advised several Puget Sound bio-fuel companies (Imperium Renewables; Blue Marble; Bioalgene; & Algen Sustainables) on species selection, growing techniques for seaweed & marine microalgae (Diatoms) for various commodities derived from the biomass generated from such growing systems, as well as growing strains/cultivar of marine microalgae.