WHAT’S AVAILABLE

King Prawns are caught and processed on board state of the art, modern vessels. They are graded, packed and snap frozen on board within minutes of being caught. King Prawns can also be cooked on board vessels after grading, depending on the time of year. Damaged prawns are also packed and frozen and are available at a reduced price. Prawns are graded by the pound, packed by the carton and sold by the kilogram!

To help you to understand grades and what you should expect to receive from retailers, check out the size information below (use this as a guide only):

Size Grade/lb Prawns/kg Expect to receive**
Extra-Extra Large

U6

<13

6 or fewer prawns per pound or
<13 prawns per kilogram
Extra Large

U8

<18

8 or fewer prawns per pound or
<16 prawns per kilogram
Large

U10

<22

10 or fewer prawns per pound or
<22 prawns per kilogram
Medium-Large

10/15

23 to 33

10 to 15 prawns per pound or
23 to 33 prawns per kilogram
Medium

16/20

34 to 44

16 to 20 prawns per pound or
34 to 44 prawns per kilogram
Small

21/30

45 to 55

21 to 30 prawns per pound or
45 to 55 prawns per kilogram

Don’t be afraid to buy frozen prawns. The integrity and quality of prawns snap frozen within an hour of being caught will always be superior to prawns that have endured days of variable handling in a fresh state.

* Soft and broken (damaged)
** Whole prawns, not shelled

Whilst the size of the larger prawns may be impressive, it’s not the size that always counts.  Many consumers prefer medium sized prawns for peeling and eating straight out of the shell.  Medium-Large prawns are good in exotic dishes.  And Extra-Extra Large are fantastic to share with a few friends.  Whatever your preference, King Prawns are rich in Omega-3, offering consumers many health benefits while enjoying their sweet rich and zesty flavour and firm crisp texture.