Crayfish aquaculture, or the sale of crayfish, can be a profitable business venture if you buy your crayfish from reputable crayfish farms and crayfish vendors. Some vendors sell live crayfish and others sell frozen crayfish. In addition to whole crayfish, consider selling crayfish tails, crayfish seasonings and crayfish dishes.
Making sure that your inventory is varied allows you to meet the needs of a lot of customers, including seafood restaurants and individuals. Consider these suggestions when you purchase your crayfish:
1. Appeal to seafood enthusiasts and seafood restaurants by offering live crayfish.
2. Accommodate customers who want a quick and easy alternative to preparing live crayfish.
3. Anticipate the needs of your customers by offering crayfish recipes and premade dishes.
Sell live crayfishSeafood restaurants and some individuals may want to purchase live crayfish from a local crayfish supplier. Finding reputable and reliable crayfish vendors allows you to meet these needs. Some vendors may only sell live crayfish during crayfish season. Many of the larger vendors can sell live crayfish all year long because of their extensive crayfish breeding programs.
Offer frozen crayfish tailsCustomers may come to you for crayfish tails, most often sold in frozen packs. They are available with or without the fat from the crayfish. Most of these frozen crayfish tails are pre-cooked. Keeping packages of frozen crayfish tails allows you to accommodate customers who need a quick and easy alternative to cooking and shelling a whole crayfish.
Offer crayfish recipe ideasSome of your customers may want a new idea for preparing their crayfish. Offering these customers premade crayfish dishes or the necessary seasonings and additions to make crayfish recipes will help your customers to find these new ideas.
- A customer who purchases live crayfish from you may ask, "What do crayfish eat?" Being able to offer these customers a selection of feeder fish or commercially available algae discs will show the customer that you are knowledgeable in crayfish aquaculture.