The World's Largest
Sustainable Indoor
Since 1993
"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
"Unlikely niche" Roanoke Times article 5-1-2011
Unlikely niche: Blue Ridge Aquaculture has become the countrys biggest producer in indoor-raised tilapia-
Four million pounds of Tilapia born and bred in one local hometown
By Hollani Davis, WDBJ7-TV - December 01, 2010,0,3196448.story
U.S. Sen Mark Warner Tours Fishery,Weighs Role. from: Martinsville Bulletin 4-7-10
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner toured Blue Ridge Aquaculture on Tuesday to learn about the company and its potential role in redeveloping the region's economy. 4-7-2010
Two Sides to Every Tilapia- Washington Post - Wednesday, August 8, 2007
In just a few years, Americans' annual consumption of tilapia has quadrupled, from a quarter-pound per person in 2003 to a full pound in 2006. In the mid-Atlantic, Blue Ridge Aquaculture in Martinsville, Va., raises nearly 4 million pounds each year.
Health Benefits
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
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