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    Welcome to the World Wide Web site for information regarding Tilapia. 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 University of Arizona 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 University of Arizona tilapia program is to support and facilitate the growth of Tilapia production and consumption within the United States, with goals in education, government interactions and support for research.

The University of Arizona sponsors or co-sponsors major international scientific and industry meetings each year.

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.

Photos of Tilapia and Tilapia farms


  • AquaNic
    AquaNic is the Web Page maintained by Purdue University and is one of the best sources of aquaculture information with numerous links to other sources regarding Tilapia.
  • Arizona Aquaculture
    Arizona is one of the leading producers of tilapia and the Universityof Arizona has worked closely with the industry for many years.
  • Tilapia Genome Project
    Tilapia genetics and gene mapping.
  • Auburn University
    Home page for Auburn's Aquaculture Program, links to many of theirpublications. Another of the leading tilapia research sites.
  • ICLARMand the Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapia Program
  • Genetically Male Tilapia
    FishGen - All male tilapia developed using the GMT - YY Male system.
  • Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture CRSP
    The PD/A CRSP is an international collaborative research effort into the use of tilapia and other aquatic species in pond aquaculture.
  • Stirling University, Scotland
    Stirling is one of the best aquaculture programs in Europe, with expertise in cold water and warm water aquaculture.
  • Aquacultural Engineering Society
    Professional Society with information regarding engineering aspects.
  • Aquaculture at Wageningen University in the Netherlands
    Wageningen is a center of warm water aquaculture research in Europe. Many of their staff and graduates work in developing countries.
  • Asian Institute of Technology
    AIT is one of the major centers of aquaculture R&D in Southeast Asia, based near Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Kloubec Aquaculture
    A tilapia producer with operations in Amana, Iowa.
    Tilapia farming expert system. Free downloadable software.
  • Simaron Fish Farm
    A tilapia farm in Texas.
  • Regal Springs
    Tilapia importer, hatchery and marketing.
  • Blue Mountain Brand Tilapia Tilapia from Integrated Food Technologies.
  • S&S Farms
    An aquaculture/hydroponics operation in Missouri.
  • APT
    Aquaculture consultants in Israel
  • Mike Sipe
    Tilapia breeder.
  • Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer
    The diary of a fisheries volunteer in Sierra Leone.
  • CropKing
    Supplier of greenhouse, hydoponic and aquaculture supplies.
  • Living Waters Tilapia Farm -- lwtf@datasync.com
    Tilapia breeder in Mississippi.

  • Maintained by: Kevin Fitzsimmons -- kevfitz@ag.arizona.edu
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