Spot Prawns

Voyatzis Fishing Company
Seasonal: February — October
Considered by many as a favorite over lobster, Spot Prawns are the largest of the shrimp.

About Spot Prawns

Spot Prawns are first recognized by their large size and distinctive coloring, but it is the taste that sets them apart from other shrimp. Called a ‘poor man’s lobster’, many actually prefer the meat of the Spot Prawn. They are highly perishable and should be eaten as soon as possible once obtained. They can be grilled, boiled, steamed or eaten raw.

  • Spot prawns start out life as males and then become female by their third year. They normally mate once as males and twice as females.
  • Spot prawns are abundant, and are well-managed by limited entry fishing permits allowing only live-trapping methods. The harvesting results in very little bycatch in contrast to the large invasive trawl nets used to harvest these shrimp in the Pacific Northwest.

DO NOT Rules

DO NOT put live prawns in tap water – the chlorine will immediately kill the prawns, speeding up the decline of the meat.

DO NOT leave the prawns live for more than a few hours. The quality will deteriorate exponentially the longer they are left.