Stock Fish Business in Nigeria: How to Start

It is easy to start stockfish business in Nigeria. All you have to do is to look around for an importer or big dealer in stockfish and buy from the individual.


Many of such dealers can be found at Onitsha relief market. There are assorted quantity of these fishes at Aba and other big markets across Nigeria, especially the southern part of the country.

Just visit any of the dealers and choose the particular type of stockfish you need. Before you make your choice, you should first do feasibility study, during which you will find out the type of stockfish that sells the most.

The stockfish will be sold to you in sacks. They are packed as a mix of parts, whole, cod fish, middle cuts, fins only, ears only or heads only, depending on what is in high demand in your area. The form you chose can also determine how much you end up paying for the stockfish.

The business does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to start; you can start with as little as N20,000.  By the time you finish reselling the stockfish, you can make double the amount you spent on purchasing it.  This is especially possible if you sell them off in a city market.

The best place to sell your stockfish is at a busy spot in the city or a busy market. You can also ask for market days of some markets in your area since more people come to these markets on such days. This is the best way to maximize your profit. Do not forget to expand your business as you make more profit.

52 thoughts on “Stock Fish Business in Nigeria: How to Start”

  1. i am intrseted in the stuck fish business, i want to start the business in my local market , but i want to contact it it direct from the the sources. i rely need the guide lines and how to com about it

  2. My name is Theresa. Am interested in selling stock fish in bags in Port-Harcourt. Pls how can I get connected to a reliable source for the supply. Kind regards and stay safe

  3. Pls am interested in the business, i base in Lagos. Pls i need an honest person to buy from he/she must be a dealer of all kinds of stock fish. My whatsapp 09073231361

  4. I am interested in this stockfish business. I am looking for an honest, relaible and dependable importer i can partner with. Presently, i want to know if stockfish is a contraband in Nigeria because i don’t want to get myself in any shady deals. My no: 08063510970

  5. Am Ngozi from Lagos, Am interested in stock fish bizness, I need an importer DAT will b supplying stockfish for me in boundary mrkt.
    07060476592, 08022557364.

  6. Hi, I am interested in working with any honest stock fish importer as a partner. I live in America but my brother will be managing the business at Onitsha.
    Contact me lets talk.
    Dr. Offoha

    Ph. 1-443-657-3498 (text only)

    • Ok, we can work to together while your brother manages the business. I have a company in Holland and a partner that brings stock fish and ice fish to Nigeria. Whatsapp me on +2348064184140 for more talk and way forward.

    • I have a shop in a busy market in Lagos and would like to partner with you as a distributor. I’m very honest and trustworthy. I will from you on cash and carry basis.

  7. I want to add up stock fish on my business, am into palm oil u can contact me for fresh palm oil and coconut oil, both in bulk and retail. Thank u. Call 07035035041

  8. I want to start this stock fish business and I live in PH.
    Can I have a good importer that I can work with?
    Pls send a mail to favouredy1@Gmail. Com or call 08033401167

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