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Hello Aquapons!!,

When the time is right for me, I will need tilapia. Can anyone suggest a good east coast seller of tilapia. 

Thanks People!!  May your compost be active and your vegetables grow amazingly!!!!

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Your main problem will be getting a permit.Because it will be imposible given the state you have listed on your profile, ME, according to this source http://3x5aquaponics.blogspot.com/2010/11/tilapia-legal-in-your-tow...

 

"So far, the only states that appear to prohibit tilapia entirely are Utah (0.9% of the US population), Nevada (0.8% of the US population), and Maine (0.4% of the US population). Utah and Nevada make a big point of prohibiting tilapia. Maine merely fails to list tilapia as one of the myriad species allowed (and all not on the list are prohibited)."

 

Maybe you can call your local fish and wildlife to see if you can get a "special" permit. Good luck!

 

 

Thanks, maybe I can be the person who gets tilapia legal in Maine. 

Burton Rosenberger said:

Your main problem will be getting a permit.Because it will be imposible given the state you have listed on your profile, ME, according to this source http://3x5aquaponics.blogspot.com/2010/11/tilapia-legal-in-your-tow...

 

"So far, the only states that appear to prohibit tilapia entirely are Utah (0.9% of the US population), Nevada (0.8% of the US population), and Maine (0.4% of the US population). Utah and Nevada make a big point of prohibiting tilapia. Maine merely fails to list tilapia as one of the myriad species allowed (and all not on the list are prohibited)."

 

Maybe you can call your local fish and wildlife to see if you can get a "special" permit. Good luck!

 

 

State laws get confusing. In CA I've been told by DFG in my area that I can't raise Tilapia for human consumption but it's ok to have them as a "pet" So I guess I have them as a "pet":) Pet = People Eating Tilapia
Tilapia would never survive a Maine winter so I'm hoping this will not be a big problem in the future. I am also on the boarder of New Hampshire and they are legal to raise in that state. The link mentioned above is great!! Espically for a newbie like me.

i had good luck with these guyes http://www.miami-aquaculture.com/lvstk.htm

 

I have a couple of friends that got fish from this guy and he will give you discount if you do ME paperwork and send him info to link here http://tilapiafarmingathome.com/legal.aspx

 

How big a operation u setting up? permit probably not issue for for home set up, MEs got some bigger fish to fry and or lobster...

Worked in lobster distribution for seven years and yes there is plenty for the fish and game officers to do.  Tilapia wouldn't survive a winter here as far as being invasive.  My goal for aquaponics is large.  Full scale greenhouse complex incorperating on site fresh market and cafe, community banquet hall and education center and on and on. I am working with very little resources and slowly building a dream to be an early new age farmer. 

jrtroubleshooter said:

i had good luck with these guyes http://www.miami-aquaculture.com/lvstk.htm

 

I have a couple of friends that got fish from this guy and he will give you discount if you do ME paperwork and send him info to link here http://tilapiafarmingathome.com/legal.aspx

 

How big a operation u setting up? permit probably not issue for for home set up, MEs got some bigger fish to fry and or lobster...

Jonathan, do you have any update on being able to use Tilapia in ME for a closed loop system? I'm looking to start building a system and was hoping to start with Tilapia.

Jonathan Farrand said:
Worked in lobster distribution for seven years and yes there is plenty for the fish and game officers to do.  Tilapia wouldn't survive a winter here as far as being invasive.  My goal for aquaponics is large.  Full scale greenhouse complex incorperating on site fresh market and cafe, community banquet hall and education center and on and on. I am working with very little resources and slowly building a dream to be an early new age farmer. 

jrtroubleshooter said:

i had good luck with these guyes http://www.miami-aquaculture.com/lvstk.htm

 

I have a couple of friends that got fish from this guy and he will give you discount if you do ME paperwork and send him info to link here http://tilapiafarmingathome.com/legal.aspx

 

How big a operation u setting up? permit probably not issue for for home set up, MEs got some bigger fish to fry and or lobster...

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