Special to the Miami Herald

Magdalena Wallhoff has quite a fish story to tell. But this is about the one that didn’t get away.

Born in Switzerland and raised partly in Indonesia, Wallhoff was 7 when her father, Rudi Lamprecht, started a fish farm in Java in 1988.

Twenty-five years later, Regal Springs Tilapia, now headquartered in Miramar, is among the largest single producers of farmed tilapia in the world. In 2014, the company estimates it will supply 60 percent of the fresh tilapia sold in the United States, about 36 million pounds. Regal Springs also holds about 8 percent of the market share of frozen tilapia sold in the U.S., about 40 million pounds.

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