January 2009

Spring Genetics® is established in Miami, Fl.

Spring Genetics was established as a Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) breeding program for The Americas, with the technical support of it’s sister company Akvaforsk Genetics.

January 2010

Began generation of our own Spring Tilapia® strain

We began sourcing families from our programs to one central breeding center in South-Florida, and commenced the production of the first generation of our own Spring Tilapia® strain.

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Base Generation

The  “Base Generation” was produced from the imported material.


Shipments to Mexico commence

Production of First Improved Generation in Miami SGG1

The First material from Miami broodstock is shipped to Mexico / Genetilapia

Spring® Genetics begins construction of the quarantine unit in Fortaleza, Brazil

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The only authorized quarantine for in Brazil was established.

Production of second improved generation SGG2

The quarantine in Fortaleza receives its license for importation to Brazil, the first of its kind and the only one in Brazil.

SGG2 is shipped to Genetilapia Mexico

SGG2 is shipped to the quarantine in Fortaleza

First Shipments to El Salvador, Honduras, Indonesia, Poland

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Spring Genetics® begins producing in Brazil.

Production of SGG3

Spring Genetics begins selecting for resistance for Streptococcus ineae.

The fingerling production operations begins in Fortaleza, Ceara Brazil

Spring Genetics obtains the importation license for El Salvador and a distribution center is stablished.

SGG3 broodstock is shipped to Mexico and Brazil

GENETILAPIA opened a new distribution center in Tepic Nayarit


Spring Genetics® acquired by Benchmark Holdings

Production of SGG4 selected for Growth and tolerance to Streptococcus ineae.

SGG4 broodstock is shipped to Genetilapia

Selection for Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus ineae

Spring Genetics is acquired by Benchmark Holdings

Spring Genetics starts building the hatchery in FAI do Brasil in Jaboticabal Sao Paulo

A new distribution center is opened in Veracruz Mexico

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Spring Genetics the most advanced breeding nucleus

Production of SGG5 selected for resistance to Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptocuccus iniae.

Acuicola Maria Linda, Spring Genetic’s exclusive distributor in Guatemala starts selling fingerlings and juveniles.

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April 2017

New site in Miami

Spring® Genetics took over a new site in close location to the current breeding nucleus site in Homestead, Miami. The first phase of the project - including construction of a new state-of-the-art hatchery for all year round production of fingerlings - was recently started. The commercial hatchery will have temperature control, highest standards of biosecurity and a full RAS system. Given the size of the new site, further expansions and new facilities for breeding nucleus will be conducted as Phase 2 and 3 of the project.

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March 2017

Starting production of commercial bach in FAI Brazil

In March 2017, we produced the very first batch of Spring Tilapia® fingerlings for commercial sales in FAI Brazil.

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