The freshness of the ocean with certified sustainability for peace of mind

When choosing Pacific Reef Tigers you can be certain your purchase has not impacted wild supply, the oceans eco system, nor is there any by-catch from harvesting processes (by-catch is any untargeted marine species (some threatened) unintentionally caught during wild caught fishing practises).

Pacific Reef Tiger Prawns are prized for their sustainability credentials, large size, premium quality, and are supplied green (raw), cooked, fresh and frozen to partners Australia wide. During harvest (December to May) they can be supplied fresh cooked, never frozen, direct from harvest.

Buying Pacific Reef Tigers

We supply direct to wholesalers, markets, retail and the food service industry.

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Grade

Size

Prawns per Kg

Weight

U6

Giant

<13

75+g

U8

Jumbo

13-18

60-75g

U10

XX Large

18-22

48-60g

10/15

X Large

22-33

32-48g

16/20

Large

33-44

24-32g

21/30

Medium

44-55

16-24g

31/40

Small

55+

12-16g

How to purchase Pacific Reef Tigers

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What to look for when purchasing

Pacific Reef Tigers are succulent with a pleasant fresh sea smell and are a majestic glossy red colour (when cooked). When stored and cared for properly they will always look and feel firm and clean, not slimy or gritty. Australian prawns are often more expensive to purchase compared to imported products, largely due to strict Australian certification standards that ensure farmed prawns are produced sustainably and wild caught prawns are protected from over fishing.

Always check the labelling at your supermarket or fish supplier to ensure you are buying a sustainable Australian product.

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Storage, cooking and consumption

When purchasing fresh prawns leave them in their shells until just prior to using and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The best time to eat your prawns is within 3 days of purchase or freeze for up to 3 months at below -18ºC. Once thawed, frozen Prawns should not be refrozen.

Prawns are incredibly versatile and can be cooked in many ways; steam, poach, deep-fry, pan-fry, stir-fry, grill or barbecue. Prawns require very little cooking; undercook them rather than overcooking as they will continue to cook in the residual heat. Prawns can be cooked and enjoyed with a variety of flavours including butter, chilli, garlic, ginger, herbs, lemon, lime, mayonnaise, olive oil, soy sauce or tomato based sauces. The firm flesh holds together well in soups and curries, or threaded on skewers for kebabs.

Prawns are a superior source of protein per gram compared to other lean meats and can be enjoyed from December to May fresh, or all year round when purchased frozen. 

Supply you can rely on

Aquaculture provides a sustainable alternative to wild-caught seafood and since 2007 has supplied more than 50% of world-wide seafood products. Aquaculture has been the fastest growing global food production sector since the 1950s, almost doubling production each decade. According to the CSIRO, global growth of aquaculture (7%pa) far exceeds that of land-based food production (2%pa).

Once operations at Guthalungra are established, Pacific Reef Fisheries will have a total production capacity of ~3000tpa of Premium Black Tiger Prawns.

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Nutrition

According to research conducted by nutritionist Dr. Rosemary Stanton PhD APD, prawns are: an excellent source of protein, low in saturated fats, a great source of iron, zinc, vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids.

Prawns (per 100g)

Energy

Protein

24g

Fat

0.9g

Saturated Fat

0.1g

Omega 3’s

120mg

Carbohydrate

0mg

Sodium

485mg

Zinc

1.8mg

Iron

1.6mg

Vitamin E

2.9mg

Prawns are a superior source of protein and omega 3 compared to other lean meats

Product

Energy (kj)

Protein (g)

Fat (g)

Omega 3s (mg)

Prawns

420

24.0

0.9

120

Lean Beef

527

22.7

3.8

22

Lean Lamb

596

22.0

6.0

18

Skinless Chicken

564

19.3

6.4

19

Lean Pork

504

21.3

3.9

0