First saltwater farmed tilapia – Fishfarmer Magazine

First saltwater farmed tilapia08 April, 2014 –

AQUASENSE is entering into discussions with global seafood companies for the exclusive right to distribute the fish industry’s first ever farm-raised, saltwater red tilapia products in the US market.

Under the distribution agreement, Aquasense will  initially supply around 500 tonnes of ocean farmed tilapia annually to high-end US retailers and gourmet chefs, as early as next year.

This will increase to around 6,000 tonnes by the end of the first project phase.

All product will consist of sustainably farm-raised tilapia, grown in open-ocean and eco-friendly production systems, located in the Pacific waters off the coast of Panama. The produce will be offered only fresh, whole and filleted.