Dear All

By now I am sure that most of you are aware of the fact that from 1 October 2014 the AIS regulations with respect to the issue of Oreochromis Niloticus permits for tilapia farming have come into effect.

We have received numerous calls from members and others to assist them with their applications. TAASA is able to assist paid up members at a fee of R450.00 per application.

We would like to urge everyone that is currently involved in the farming of tilapia to come forward and apply for the necessary permits. Currently there is an opportunity to normalise the sector and address some of the regulatory hindrances we have experienced in the past.

 We therefore appeal to all farmers that have not yet come forward to complete the member information system form that can be found under the links section on the website (

This will provide TAASA with the basic information required to assist you with your application. All information on the forms will be treated confidentially and can be emailed to for review and feedback from TAASA.


Frans Swanepoel