Is Tilapia Legal In My State?

We do not report to any state enforcement authority

While many states require their citizens to have permits to possess or import tilapia, none of these states pay us to enforce their laws, or require us to report tilapia exports from our home state of Tennessee. The decision to abide by the rules and regulations of your state is up to you. You do not have to show us your permits, we will automatically assume that you have them and will ship your order. You should also consider that in some states, the permit requirements only apply to commercial operators, not private citizens. Just so we're clear - We're not anti-government, it's just not our job.

The information on this page was gathered from several Internet sources, as well as our own inquiries. It is not intended as, nor should it be used as, a replacement for your own research. Laws change all the time, as well as phone numbers, email addresses, and links. Over time, inaccuracies are bound to occur. If you see any information below that needs updating, please email us at, and we will fix it right away.  Remember, most of the information on this page is being provided as a courtesy, to help get you pointed in the right direction. Under no circumstances, should it be considered as legal advice or expertise. We make no claim as to its usefulness, for any purpose, whatsoever. Yeah, the lawyer made us say that.


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