Tips for buying sustainable prawns
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 ?
– 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 Bay, Bar 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.