Miami Breeding Nucleus

Located in South Florida just 30 miles South West from the Miami International Airport, our Breeding Nucleus is the heart of Spring Genetic’s operations and genetic development.

South Florida’s tropical weather allows us to grow fish whole year round and to produce families once or twice per year in a very short period of time (the shortest family production time in the world). We produce 200 new families every year and select our top of the line breeders which are sent to our multipliers and clients around the world.

Our facility is divided in 3 areas: Breeding Nucleus, Commercial Production and Trials area. We have different production systems; Bioreactors, Greenwater ponds and Clearwater.

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Fortaleza, Brazil

Strategically located in the heart of Fortaleza, Ceara (North-East Brazil) is the only fully licensed quarantine in Brazil permitted to import aquatic broodstock material.

It complies with biosecurity measures, it counts with highly trained personnel and our proximity to the Pinto Martins International Airport allows us to supply future breeders to the whole country.

It is required by Brazilian laws to have a quarantine for every imported animal, during the quarantine period the animals are analysed by the proper authorities to ensure that they are pathogen free, after all the tests are made the animals are cleared out and authorized to be transferred from the quarantine.

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Mazatlán, Los Pozos

Genetilapia is a fingerling production company established in 2012 as a strategic partnership between Maricultura del Pacifico and Akvaforsk Genetics Center Inc. With the objective of suppliying the Spring strain in Mexico.

The production Unit has 38 mating tanks, an incubation area that holds up to 2 million eggs per week, 80 tanks for sex-reversal with the capacity of 3 million larvae, nursery area for 3 million fingerlings  a certified quarantine and grow-out ponds for breeders.

The production unit works as a multiplier receiving on a yearly basis the latest top of the line dissemination groups from the Breeding Nucleous in Miami, Fl.

From this unit the larvae and fingerlings are supplied to the distribution centers in Veracruz and Tepic as well as the rest of clients in Mexico. 

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Veracruz Distribution Center (South East Mexico)

The Veracruz unit is a facility owned by Soc. Coop. TILMEX SC DE RL DE CV and is it operated and managed by a lease contract since mid 2015.

The facility is strategically located to supply the South East Region of Mexico.

It works as a distribution center receiving larvae from our main production unit in Mazatlan for sexreversal and growth to market size. (0.5 grams to 1 gram).

The site has a constant water temperature of 28°C and a good water quality allowing us to work all year round under our greenhouses.

It has direct access to the main highways in Veracruz facilitating the logistics for transporting the product to our clients.

Veracruz Location

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The unit was designed and supervised during its construction by GENETILAPIA Technicians. The site is designed and planed as an R&D unit and a sustainable production facility.  It has been operated since its beginning by GENETILAPIA.

The unit fully equipped as a state of the art commercial production facility with high-tech fish graders, fish counters, digital and automated equipment, water quality lab and emergency backup. 

The R&D team is integrated by 4 PhD. Researchers. And the Genetilapia personnel includes 2 Aquaculture Specialist and 3 Technicians.


Acuicola Maria Linda is Spring Genetics exclusive distributor in Guatemala.

Strategically located in one of the most important production regions of Guatemala and with the capacity to deliver fingerlins or juveniles to any part of the country.

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FAI Aquaculture Excellence Centre

The FAI Aquaculture Excellence Centre is operated by Spring Genetic’s sister company, FAI Brazil. The site has a capacity in the range of 700.000 to 1 Mill Spring Tilapia fingerlings/juveniles per month. The farm holds the broodstock and fingerling in-house, while the juvenile production system is outdoors in membrane circular tanks.  The site has two water sources - from a lake located inside the FAI premises and from a deep water well - securing high quality water trough out the entire production cycle. 

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