Follow your dreams.
Do some research on other local suppliers figure out their rate.
If you can profit while being competitive then try to find retailers.
Be careful with licensing, if I remember you will need both a collection permit a resale permits and at least one other permit for commercial fish collection or commercial resale.
Figure with licensing your out between $750.00 to 1000 bucks a year.
You will also need a DBA and of course all the fees and extras that go with running your own business.
Trying to be as helpful as I can while still giving helpful information. I know people on here have a tendency to shoot down the start ups because everyday they see more and more but If your serious they won't stop you and later they may just be eating your fish!!!!
Thanks, I sent tpwd a email asking what liscenses me and my cousin needed to catch and sell catfish to restaurants and such. This was the reply I got
"To sell freshwater catfish you must possess a non-game fish permit
($60), contact inland fisheries at (512)389-4444 for an application and
requirements, and a general commercial fisherman's license (Type 372,
$26). You will have to check with the individuals that issue the
non-game fish permits, but I believe you may list a fisherman that may
assist you provided they are under your direct supervision. You and
your cousin would both be required to possess the general commercial
fisherman's license. If you intend to use a boat you would also need to
purchase a commercial fishing boat license as well (Type 304, $27)."
That's why I was asking for a price per pound.
And gmbryant, you're right on that