Not being sarcastic here - I really do want your opinion. Would you be more inclined to purchase Talapia grown in the US with a 100% organic certification from the USDA over Talapia of unknown origin? If so, would you be willing to pay more and what percentage more?
I ask because I am looking into a business plan for raising Talapia in a fish farm here in the US.
It is an upscale market (but not an upscale restaurant, just the clientele)
Your millage may vary.
I also don't like living in a city dominated by Fertitta owned seafood restaurants that don't even use local sea food in the coast locations. I make the effort to go elsewhere.
There’s a forum I used to belong to that had a lot of information about aquaponics, and tilapia was one of the most popular fish to raise. The forum is at http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/
You can find all sorts of info there, from tabletop systems up to commercial-scale fish farms.
(I only stopped going there because I was in so many forums I couldn’t keep up with them all. It was one of many that I culled from my list, but it’s still a good forum.)