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MSC SKULL ISLAND PRAWNS A WINNER

28 July 2015

Austral's MSC Skull Island Prawns win From The Sea category at 2015 delicious Awards


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The Prawn

THE PRAWN

Measuring upto 26cm in length and weighing 100 grams per prawn, the Skull Island Wild Tiger Prawns are the largest wild caught prawns in Australia.  
These juicy giants of the prawn underworld are truly king on the plate. Characteristic Tiger stripes, striking fluorescent purple tails and their sheer size are matched by the sweet, succulent flesh. 
Skull Island Tiger Prawns

THE PROCESSING

The Skull Island Wild Tiger Prawns are hand sorted for size and quality immediately after harvesting and snap frozen on board the fishing vessel - ensuring you receive only the highest quality prawns when you choose Skull Island Tiger Prawns.

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THE FISHING

The fishery extends from the low water mark to the outer edge of the Australian fishing zone. Its eastern extremity lies at Cape York in Queensland and stretches west to Cape Londonderry in Western Australia. 52 vessels are licensed to operate in the MSC certified Northern Prawn Fishery, which covers approximately 880,000 square kilometres.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Certified ‘sustainable’ by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Skull Island tiger prawns are the world’s first certified sustainable tropical prawn. They are only caught during the months of August to November each year, and only caught during the night to ensure minimal impact on bycatch.  The remainder of the year is closed to fishing to ensure juvenile tiger prawns have ample time to grow into adults and reproduce.

 
New season commencing August 1st!
The fishing fleet have left Cairns on their way to Skull Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The new season Skull Island Wild Tiger Prawns are on their way!

Availability may be limited until then. 

 


For more information contact:

Dylan Skinns
DSkinns@australfisheries.com.au
+61 (0) 412 088 388


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