Skull Island – Wild Caught Shrimps
These tiger prawns from Skull Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria are the biggest you can find in Australia!Measuring up to 26cm in length and 100g in weight, these juicy behemoths of the prawn underworld are truly king on the plate. Characteristic Tiger stripes, striking fluorescent purple tails and their sheer size leave you in awe as you open a box of Skull Island tiger prawns for the first time.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…
when is best to eat?
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.
Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) is often referred to as Australia’s last ‘wild frontier’, across Australia’s top end. 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. Less than 12% of this area is fished.