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Current Price of Crayfish in Nigeria (November, 2022)

If you want to know how much crayfish is sold in the Nigerian market today, we have covered it extensively in this write-up. Crayfish is one of the food ingredients that can’t be omitted when cooking. It is a common delicacy in the diet, especially among the people of both eastern and southern Nigeria. This kind of water living organism is naturally a small aquatic specie that lives in rivers and is similar to a lobster. The most important thing about crayfish is that its flesh is eaten as food, and to this has made this aquatic sea animal to be sourced by a lot of people. This article will be explicit on the current price of crayfish in Nigeria today. We will also cover the availability and where to always source crayfish in the country.

crayfish prices in Nigeria

A crayfish is a nocturnal freshwater crustacean that resembles a small lobster. This small animal normally inhabits in streams and rivers, which make it to be more predominant in the coastal southern part of the country. The Nigerian crayfish (Procambarus clarkia) is just like others, and it is one of the nutrient dense, economical and aquatic animals’ products which is a dominant decapod in many freshwaters in the country. Crayfish always live in freshwater which makes them more prominent in lakes, rivers and the outermost part of oceans. The main habitats of crayfish are cool or warm high-quality streams and lakes, warm lower quality wetlands, semi-terrestrial swamps, among other places. Nigerian crayfish may also be available at all the seasons, relatively cheap, affordable and suitable to supply adequate nutrients to the body.


As we all know that crayfish is a freshwater produce that isn’t available in all parts of the country. Though the produce is consumed by all and sundry, but when intending on buying, you should always go to the producing areas which will offer the best options in a good price. To give you a guide on this, we  highlight the top places where you can source crayfish in Nigeria.

  • Akwa Ibom: Akwa Ibom is a coastal state that has the most of crayfish in the country. There are numerous places to buy this commodity and this has created a good business environment on crayfish selling. The few to mention areas include Oron, Ibeno, Ikot Abasi and Mbo. Also, there is a special type of crayfish called Oron crayfish. This is good quality indigenous crayfish sold at Oron in Akwa Ibom by the bank of the Atlantic Ocean. When contemplating on buying crayfish, especially on wholesale, you can go to any of these areas in Akwa Ibom.
  • Bayelsa: There is another attributed kind of crayfish – the Ijaw crayfish, which is a good quality Nigerian lobster found in Bayelsa state. The state is more like a fishery state in which the major occupation in this area is fishing and harvesting of sea foods.
  • Rivers: Commercial quantity of crayfish is found in bonny island, opobo island, kalabari, okrika and some of markets in Port Harcourt. These places are all in Rivers state.
  • Lagos: Being a coastal area, Lagos also has some quantities of crayfish. This is found in Badagry area of Lagos state. The salty taste of crayfish from this area is contributed to the freshwater.
  • Ondo: There are crayfish found in Igbokoda, Ugbo and Ebute pare community in Ondo state. These are indigenous crayfish that is always available throughout the year.
  • Cross River: Crayfish is also sold on bayside in Henshaw town and Ikang market in Akpabuyo local government in Cross River state. These crayfish are in different varieties and sold in both small and large scale.
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The cost of crayfish is not that expensive, but the cost depends on when and where you buy the produce. Normally, crayfish are always available in all seasons, but there is a difference in the quantity that would be obtained in the two seasons. The dry season, especially from November to November is the ideal time to source for crayfish in the country. But you should be aware that the prices of this commodity will be elavated around the festive November period, which the sellers will be hoping to make the best sell of the season. In the other way, the place you buy crayfish will certainly influence the price of it. Preferably, if you want to buy this commodity outside consumption (i.e. on a large scale), then it’s best you go to the production areas and source them. Some prominent market in Oron and Ibeno can give you the best on this.

Nonetheless, crayfish in the country may also be available at all the seasons, relatively cheap, affordable and as while nutritional for the body. Crayfish are available in different grades and sizes depending on your choice. There are the big, small and medium ones which all differ in the cost. Usually, the most commercial ones are the medium crayfish which is less than 1 inch long. Without exercising much on the nature of crayfish, let’s go into the main thing. Here we will take a gander at the current price of crayfish in the country; and also their pricing per the quantity.

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On the price of crayfish in Nigeria, one full bag on wholesale of it will cost from ₦50,000 to ₦65,000. The medium size crayfish will go for about N30,000 in the producing areas, but the pricing will change in other areas. Also, the average or small size bags of crayfish which is usually on retail, will cost around ₦8,000 to ₦15,000. You can also find the smallest of it around ₦3,000 to ₦5,000 which usually sold by the retailers.

It’s important to note that this pricing is based on what’s obtained in the producing areas like Akwa-Ibom, and the cost will certainly increase for other states and areas. Nevertheless, if want the best options in getting the ultimate buy, do go to these areas where the produce is available in commercial quantity at a considerate price.

According to one of our readers involved in the crayfish business, below are the recent prices of crayfish in the country today.

  • ₦70,000 for a bag of 30 painters
  • ₦58,000 for a bag of 24 painters
  • ₦35,000 for a bag of 15 painters


There are many benefits of crayfish to the body which includes: having good iodine content, boosting of energy level, treatment of inflammation, promoting healthy joints, improving vision, and brain development. All of these and many others has made crayfish to be ideal for a lot of people in Nigeria. This article outlined the price of crayfish in the country. This will help you to know what to budget for in buying this food commodity. This article also covered the best places to source crayfish and their prices in the country.

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    • Please is that at wholesale price? I based in Cross River SIR, Ukelle south to be precise.
      If I want can it be supplied to Me while I pay on delivery? Can you talk about the various price per bag too please! And what is the best time to buy for storage? Thanks

  1. Oron Crayfish directly from oron nation.Quality at affordable price.A trial will convince u.
    Crayfish price flutuates.But A bag of 24 custards is 62k
    Jumbo of 28 custards for 73k.
    Payment on delivery option available.

  2. Want to start crayfish business, and I bass in lagos need someone to put me tru and were to get it in d cheapest rate

  3. Do you know you can get a neat and clean bag of crayfish with just #55k? a bag has 54 paint rubbers. I base in Ondo. This is my number if you will love to buy a clean Ondo State crayfish at just 55k…. 08167173825

    • How do you mean 54 paint rubbers in a bag? I thought they used to say 24 to 26 painter, 28 to 30 painter in a full bag. Or is a painter different from paint rubber? Please I want to understand

  4. Am Ndubuisi, Is their any supplier who can supply me an oron neat and clean cryfish to my area here in Anambra state

  5. I’m Mrs Unite of The Eagles’ Store. I supply Oron Crayfish. Search my group on facebook and equally chat me on WhatsApp @07031241891. I will coach you on how to start the business.

  6. 70,000 for a bag of 30 painters
    58,000 for a bag of 24 painters
    35,000 for a bag of 15 painters
    That’s the current price list
    The price can change at any time

  7. Hi, I am chioma an online foodstuff vendor

    I can supply you clean oron crayfish.
    A bag contains 28 to 30 painters…….75k
    Retail price per paint bucket…….3500

    You can check out my page on Facebook……chioma Nwankwo

  8. Have you been thinking on how to start a Crayfish Business and you don’t knw how to go abut it now is the right time.
    We deal with Oron Crayfish we deliver nation wide at a very cheap rate
    We would respond as fast as possible

  9. Alright, having read through all, i guess and am confident that am the right person to do this business with. Well, i have a good knowledge of the business and would like to help buyers here get exactly what they are looking for with peace of mind. I am based in Bayelsa full time and all i need here is a buyer that is constant and consistent. Price negotiation is not going to be a problem. Note: only serious buyers and suppliers who will love to partner with me for choice and quality crayfish should chat me up for discussions. Thanks

  10. I sells good and clean oron Crayfish at affordable prices, a trial will surely convince you..We are trustworthy and reliable.. Abeokuta…

  11. Please I really need to start someone should put me through it based in imo state owerri
    And I don’t have much money please.


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