An initiative is underway to expand the aquaculture market with the development of a processing and distribution facility in the Piedmont region of Alabama. A potential facility has been identified but the success and development of the facility will depend on the area’s ability to supply a sustainable volume of quality uniform fish. We are actively looking for growers. A processing and distribution facility will support growers, giving them a guaranteed market and fingerling supply, and maximum profit.

If you have an interest in becoming a fish producer, or if you are already growing fish, please contact Mark Satterfield, President, Piedmont Association of Caged Fish Producers, PO Box 427, Lineville, AL 36266, 256-396-2330

Members of the Piedmont Association of Caged Fish Producers (PACFP) recently attended a meeting at the Gadsden State Community College Aquatic Science Department, to discuss the processing facility, and also to explain to new producers how the partnership between PACFP, GSCC, Coosa Valley RC&D Council, and Piedmont Consortium will work. All parties within the partnership will be able to offer their unique expertise.

Hugh Hammer, GSCC, presented what the Aquatic Science Dept. can offer to make the processing facility a success
Ken Builder, Piedmont Aquaculture Consortium Inc., discusses the processing facility with potential producers, while on a tour of the GSCC, aquaculture facilities.
Mark Satterfield, PACFP President, checks out the fingerling tanks
Producers visit the tilapia cages