Blue Ridge Aquaculture builds new RAS nursery
The nation’s largest indoor fishery is upgrading, and without any examples to follow, Blue Ridge Aquaculture had to forge its own way.
US’ largest tilapia RAS farmer keeps pedal to the metal during pandemic, expands nursery
Blue Ridge Aquaculture, the US' largest recirculating aquaculture system-based grower of tilapia, has taken another step toward guaranteeing its independence from other vendors.
US RAS tilapia farm integrates to survive, but it’s lonely
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands a real oddity, like something from a Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum. A 100,000 Sq Ft US land-based tilapia farm that’s making money.
"How to Farm a Better Fish" - National Geographic- June 2014
By Joel K. Bourne, Jr. - Photographs by Brian Skerry
"The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories"- NPR 4/7/2014
by Dan Charles- National Public Radio- April 07, 2014

Health Benefits

Tilapia should NOT be removed from diet
"Tilapia is a high-quality protein, low in both total and saturated fat. contains up to 100 mg of omega-3. The average daily consumption of EPA and DHA in the United States is only 100 mg to 200 mg." By Thomas Repas of Endocrine Today
An Open Letter regarding recent reports that low-fat fish like tilapia are unhealthy
"Tilapia and catfish are examples of lower-fat fish that have fewer omega-3s than the oily fish listed above, but still provide more of these heart-healthy nutrients than hamburger, steak, chicken, pork or turkey." By William S. Harris, PhD, FAHA
Catfish and Tilapia: Healthy or Harmful?
"Both contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids." By Jennifer Nelson, M.S., R.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D
Tilapia: the fish for the future? Explore this delicious eco-friendly fish.
A good explanation on the sustainability of tilapia. By Nicci Micco of