Wild catch tropical prawns

Wild catch tropical prawns

Heiploeg uses the family name Penaeidae to denominate a group of tropical wild catch prawns and shrimp, sold in a mix as they are caught (pinks and browns) or by specific species such as P. Stylifera (Karikadi), Indian Flowers, deep sea reds.

Species information

Commercial name Wild catch tropical prawns
Scientific name Penaeidae
Famliy Penaeidae
Catch area Indian Ocean
Catch method Trawling
Catch season East coast India: June-April - West coast India: August-June
Estimated volume/year 330.152 T (total catch India in 2009, source FAO)
Available as HLSO, PUD, PD (cut/pin) - Frozen (raw, blanched, cooked) and chilled (cooked)
Available sizes HLSO: 16-20 pcs/lb up to 90-110 pcs/lb - PUD: 20-40 up to 300-500 pcs/lb - PD: 21-25 up to 80-120 pcs/lb
Sustainability details So far, there are no tropical prawn fisheries in India with a sustainability certification.
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