US Farmed Tilapia

Native to North Africa, tilapia is a hardy, freshwater fish that is the fifth most popular fish worldwide. Most tilapia consumed in the U.S. comes from China/Taiwan (frozen) or Central and South America (fresh). Less than 10 percent of tilapia consumed in the U.S. is farmed domestically. In the U.S., most tilapia is farmed in closed inland systems that guard against escapes and pollution. In many other countries, tilapia is often farmed in open systems where escapes and pollution are bigger threats.  Tilapia has very low levels of mercury, as they are fast-growing, lean and short-lived,..

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