Posted on January 8, 2013
Nestled in the lush, green hills of Chiapas, Mexico is Acuagranjas Dos Lagos, Regal Springs’ newest operations complex. The facilities consist of a hatchery, juvenile fry nursery, floating grow-out cages and a state of the art production facility. Lake Penitas, on which the tilapia are raised in floating cages, boasts pure, fresh water surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. Once grown, the fish are processed in a cutting edge production facility that is slated for completion in early 2013. Once completed, the facility will be able to accommodate 40-50 metric tons of frozen storage capacity in addition to fresh processing and custom cutting. When fully operational, the production facility alone will employ 850 to 1000 local residents.
As we have done in Honduras and Indonesia, Regal Springs is committed to supporting the Chiapas community. Our most recent projects include supporting the opening of a new school and pledging our support for the Ocote Jungle Biosphere Reserve. Outlined by the Sierra de las Viente Casas (Twenty Houses of Sierra) mountain range, it has almost 50 thousand hectares and was created in 1982 for the preservation of the flora and fauna in the northern region of the state of Chiapas.
Regal Springs has initiated the certification process for our hatchery, farms and production facility at Acuagranjas Dos Lagos. We are proud to be the recipient of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) International Standards for Responsible Tilapia Aquaculture (ISRTA) for our facilities in both Indonesia and Honduras. We have also been awarded the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for our facilities in Honduras. We are proud to be recognized as the leader in eco-balanced tilapia aquaculture and fully anticipate our facilities in Mexico to follow suite.