to our valued customers: Please keep in mind that the prices on the boards at our retail store
are always current, in rare cases the prices on the website may be a few days behind on a recent price change.
Kirby Marsden bought Quality Fisheries in the early 1990’s and has operated the business ever
since then.Kirby is President Emeritus of the Illinois Commercial Fisherman’s Association,
(the ICFA) which has 150 members.The ICFA is actively engaged in a program to rid Illinois rivers of bighead Carp, which are an invasive species that has crowded
out more desirable native species and threatens the biological integrity of the MississippiBasin ecosystems.
Quality Fisheries is a vertically integrated fresh fish and seafood seller operating in the Midwest.Founded in 1953, Quality Fisheries’
core business is to buy fish from commercial fishermen harvesting catfish, carp, buffalo, sturgeon, and other species
from the Mississippi River, then sell them at wholesale to fish markets in Chicago and nearby restaurants, and at retail to
residents of Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.
The Niota Fish Market
Fisheries is the Niota Fish Market located at 157 Arbor Street in Niota, Il. tel. 217-448-4241. At the Niota Fish Market, about a dozen employees, receive
whole, often live fish, from commercial fishermen.The fish are cleaned, then sold fresh at the store,
trucked to Chicago and other markets, smoked or
frozen. Imports of
frozen seafood are received at the Niota Fish Market, held in reefers, then sold at wholesale or retail.