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Smoked Catfish Production In Nigeria; The Feasibility Report


Smoked Catfish Production In Nigeria; The Feasibility Report


The aquaculture industry is not new to Nigeria; the first documented fish farms date back fifty years. However, this was also the time when fishing activities among coastal communities also began to decrease due to oil-related activities.

Product Description

The fish industry in Nigeria can be categorized into two namely; those who fish on the high sea and those who grow fish inland. There is high demand for fish in Nigeria. The estimated annual national demand for fish in Nigeria is 2.3 million tones out of which market research evidence shows that one in every 500 of this total demand represents the demand estimate { i.e. 4,200} for smoked fish.

As a result of increasing fish production activities, the downstream industry such as fish smoking is also fast developing to take the advantage of readily available raw material by adding value to the fresh fish through smoking. The supply of smoked is met by both traditional and modern smokers.
Another factor is the increasing demand for smoked fish in domestic market and international market.

The basic unit operations involve in the production of smoked catfish from catfish is highlighted below

The fishes are bled, gutted and gilled to remove the agent of deterioration by using clean knife.


The cleaned fish are soaked in salt solution (30% salt)


The heating chamber is filled with charcoal and charge by fire. The cleaned or treated fish is loaded into trays and feed into the kiln. Drying is considered adequate when the moisture content has been reduced to about 25%.


The smoked fish is package neatly in transparent cellophane nylon ready for sales.

Table of Contents


1.0    Business Overview

1.1 Description of the Business
1.2 Vision and Mission Statement
1.3 Business Objective
1.4 Value Proposition
1.5 Critical Success Factor of the Business
1.6 Current Status of Business
1.7 Description of the Business Industry
1.8 Contribution to Local and National Economy

2. Marketing Plan

2.1 Description of product
2.2 Product Packaging and delivery
2.3 The Opportunity
2.4 Pricing Strategy
2.5 Target Market
2.6 Distribution and Delivery Strategy
2.7 Promotional Strategy
2.8 Competition

3. Production Plan

3.1 Description of the Location
3.2 Raw Materials
3.3 Production Equipment
3.4 Production Process
3.5 Production Cost
3.6 Stock Control Process
3.7 Pre-Operating activities and expenses
3.7.1 Operating Activities and Expenses
3.8 Project Implementation Schedule

4.0 Organizational and Management Plan

4.1 Ownership of the business
4.2 Profile of the promoters
4.3 Key Management Staff
4.3.2 Management Support Units
4.4 Details of salary schedule

5. Financial Plan

5.1 Financial Assumption
5.2 Start up Capital Estimation
5.3 Source of Capital
5.4 Security of Loan
5.5 Loan Repayment Plan
5.6. Profit and Loss Account
5.7 Cash Flow Analysis
5.8 Viability Analysis

6.0 Business Risk and mitigation factor

6.1 Business Risks
6.2 SWOT Analysis

Report Details

Report Type: Feasibility Report
Formats of Delivery: MS WORD
No. of Pages: 30 Pages
Publisher: Foraminifera Market Research
Release Date: 25/06/2016; We update our reports quarterly.
Language: English
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