B.C. Spot Prawn
by seachoice on October 12th, 2011
BC Spot Prawn
There are more than 3000 species of shrimp worldwide. Many are tiny or inhabit niches unsuited for mass harvest. The approximately 40 species harvested on a commercial basis share two characteristics: they are relatively large, ranging from 2-10 cm carapace length; and they school, shoal, migrate toward baited traps, or otherwise aggregate so they are amenable to capture. Most shrimps are omnivorous, catching and scavenging whatever plant or animal material is readily available.
B.C Spot Prawns are in season for a short period in May and June. They are well managed and trap-caught, which helps to reduce bycatch and habitat damage.