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Welcome to the World Wide Web site for information regarding the American Tilapia Association. This Web page provides access to information about the fish which is the fastest growing aquaculture crop in the United States and around the world. We are pleased to provide this information to those already producing tilapia for the food industry, for those interested in joining the industry and to potential customers and consumers of farm-raised tilapia.
Tilapia, several species and their hybrids of Oreochromis, are one of the major groups of farm raised fish in the world. Tilapia farming and consumption are rapidly increasing in the US. In fact, in 1995 and 1996, retail sales of tilapia surpassed those of trout. The ATA is dedicated to the development of a profitable and sustainable industry. Our member producers and scientists wish to protect the aquatic environment while providing high quality fresh fish to the American consumer.
OVERVIEW The objective of the American Tilapia Association is to support and facilitate the growth of Tilapia production and consumption within the United States. We are a non-profit organization with goals in education, member information and networking, government interactions and support for research. Historically, Association staff has been voluntary. With the expansion of Tilapia culture in the US and rapidly increasing imports and consumption, the ATA will depend more and more on its members to volunteer time and information in the interest of keeping the industry abreast of current events. We welcome the contributions of any information on Tilapia culture, marketing and development from around the world for inclusion in our regular newsletters.
The ATA sponsors or co-sponsors major international scientific and industry
meetings each year. The ATA sends a representative to sit on panels at
the Food and Drug Administration, US Deptment of Agriculture and National
Aquaculture Association. ATA members also represent tilapia
producers at many state and regional aquaculture meetings. The ATA
has been publishing a newletter for members and industry participants for
8 years. The ATA maintains connections with other producer
organizations in several countries, often hosting visiting farmers and
scientists. ATA's home office is managed by the National Fisheries Institute
American Tilapia Association
1901 North Fort Meyer Dr., Suite 700
OFFICERS Current Officers of the Associationare:
The next meeting of the American Tilapia Association will be held at
the 1999 Aquaculture America Meetings in Tampa FL, Jan 27-30, 1999; Tilapia
industry presentations, technical talks and reports will be delivered in
ISTA IV The American
Tilapia Association sponsored the Fourth International Symposium for Tilapia
in Aquaculture (ISTA 4) Nov. 9-12, 1997 in Orlando, Florida. The
meeting was co-sponsored by the International Center for Living Aquatic
Resource Management (ICLARM) the Aquaculture Engineering Society and
will be hosted by the Florida Aquaculture Association. The Associate
Sponsors are the Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture CRSP, the Israeli Fish Farmers
Association, the US Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, CIRAD-EMVT,
and the Department of Fisheries of Mexico (SEMARNAP). The Proceedings are
available from the Home Office for $50.
Click here for additional information regarding Tilapia Aquaculture - The Proceedings of ISTAIV.
ISTA V The Fifth International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture will be held in Rio de Jainero in Brazil in September of 2000. Please check back at this site soon as we further develop plans for the conference.