Southern States Cooperative

Project Profile

Project name:Southern States Cooperative

Established: 1994

Species: Tilapia (Nilotica Aurus)

Application Description: RAS

Annual Production: 280,000 lbs. / year; 127,000 kg.

Products and Services Provided by WMT: Design Service, Complete System Southern States is a farmer’s cooperative based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Since 1923 Southern States has been helping farmers with a full range of products and services. In 1994, Southern States and WMT developed a complete recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for the purpose of offering coop members a means to diversify their farm income. A total of 15 buildings in 3 states constitute the program. Each building houses 4 identical Systems.

All 15 buildings are still producing fish today.