© 2017 Regal Springs Tilapia
For Regal Springs, it’s more
than raising premium
tilapia. It’s creating
a better world.
Regal Springs, producer of
Kirkland Signature™ Frozen
Tilapia Loins, has always
been about community.
In the ’80s, when Rudi
Lamprecht began ;sh
farming in the pristine
lakes of Indonesia, he had
a vision to run a business
while helping the impoverished
communities in the area—
providing opportunities for the
locals to create livelihoods and express
themselves with creativity and purpose.
His tilapia business thrived in the clean waters of
Java—as did his commitment to innovations like ;oating nets in
deep-water lakes. He soon expanded to include farms in Honduras
and Mexico, where much of Costco’s fresh tilapia is raised.
Today Regal Springs continues Rudi’s vision with a promise
“to live in an eco-friendly world where happy, healthy people
grow healthy, affordable food.”
UNIQUELY FOCUSED ON QUALITY
Regal Springs tilapia are responsibly lake-grown in pristine
water following the strictest ecological standards and certi;ed
by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). “We use less
than 1 percent surface area of any lake, so this is not high-density
farming,” explains global marketing lead Francis Yupangco.
Kirkland Signature Tilapia Loins are hand-cut from the best and
thickest part of the ;llet. “It’s all white meat. A delicious, ;rm
and ;aky ;sh perfect for any recipe application.”
Regal Springs’ zero-waste policy means every part of the ;sh
goes to good use. Loins and ;llets make up 35 percent of each
;sh harvested. Remaining parts are used responsibly: scales for
the manufacture of collagen for the cosmetics industry; skins for
gelatin production for pharmaceuticals; ;sh oil and solids for
biodiesel, which runs the company’s trucks and generators.
A COMPANY BUILT ON COMMUNITY
Regal Springs is uniquely committed to creating a better world
for employees and their families. Through initiatives including
education, health care and clean water systems, the company
invests $2 million each year to promote quality of life where
employees live and work. “People are more committed to a
common goal when they see the bene;ts of that goal in their
homes and communities,” says Yupangco. It seems to be working.
“We’re still in all of the communities where we ;rst started.”
HARVESTING HEALTHY TILAPIA,
BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Exclusively from Costco Wholesale
“An eco-friendly world where happy, healthy people grow healthy, affordable food.”