Tips for buying sustainable prawns

 In Sustainable seafood

Here are our top 5 clear tips on how to be sure you are purchasing sustainable prawns.

Tip 1 –  Avoid prawns from South East Asia, if you are unsure why, watch ‘What’s the Catch’ and I’m positive you will never eat imported prawns again!

Tip 2 – Look for Marine Stewardship Council MSC blue eco label. Ask the fishmonger if the prawns are certified from the MSC.

Tip 3 – Choose Northern Prawn Fishery NPF prawns, which include banana, tiger and endeavour. They’re found in the big retailers and fishmongers as NPF is the largest prawn fishery in Australia.

Tip 4 – Choose Australian.

Tip 5 – In restaurants choose Spencer Gulf King Prawns (MSC certified) or prawns from the NPF.

Where can I buy prawns to cook at home ?MSC certifed Banana prawns from the Northern Prawn Fishery for Sustainable seafood day Fish Co

Fish & Co Sydney

 Cleanfish Australia sustainable seafood markets

-For a full list of certified suppliers and where to find MSC certified seafood in Australia go here.

Dining out eating sustainable seafood?

– Make Fish & Co your first stop as Tom Kime has travelled the world researching sustainable seafood and you can be 100% guaranteed all the seafood served is wild caught, sustainable and many species of fish are certified by the MSC.

– Taronga Zoo, The View Cafe 

– Fish & Co, along with Red Lantern on Riley, Bishop Sessa, The Bucket List at Bondi, Glass Brasserie, Sails on Lavender BayBar H Movida Sydney, Four in Hand, La Scala on Jersey, Vine Double Bay, have committed to buy alternate species. Alternate species are not certified but are in abundance.

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