Fish Farming In Florida
In the Tampa Florida area, where the majority of Florida breeding farms are located, a farm can be from 5 to 100 acres, utilizing ground ponds due to their rich mineral content and artesian wells. In the winter the ponds are covered with plastic to retain heat.
In the Miami Florida area, where there is the second largest concentration of fish farms in the state, a fish breeding farm is from 1 to 5 acres. Because of the coral rock ground base in the Miami area ground ponds are not feasible and breeding and growing out is done in above ground concrete vats.