British Vannamei Pacific Whole King Prawns (Frozen)
vannamei pacific king prawns

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British Vannamei Pacific Whole King Prawns (Frozen)

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Fish for Thought are delighted to offer you this unique and incredibly eco-friendly product - Vannamei Pacific Saltwater King Prawns (Litopenaeus Vannamei), ethically and sustainably farmed right here in the UK! At last, a firm-textured sweet-tasting large prawn with green credentials to die for.

In 2017 we took the decision to cease offering warm water tiger prawns for sale on our website. We had become increasingly uncomfortable with the industry's links to alleged modern slavery practices, the practice of ablation (the removal of one eye from a breeding prawn to increase fertility), the irreparable damage to the coastal environment of the countries involved and the carbon footprint expanded by the transport of the product all the way from the far East.

A little while ago we were contacted by a fabulously innovative English aquaculture company, who were building an inland, closed-loop ecosystem (the only one of its type in the UK) in which to grow saltwater king prawns. Food for the prawns is largely grown naturally within the system, which mimics the biological and physical processes used by nature to remove waste and oxygenate the water. Any supplemental nutrients required are drawn from sustainable and fully traceable sources.

The prawns are encouraged to mature naturally. The combination of high quality natural nourishment with the contained and pollutant-free nature of the aquaculture system, nullifies susceptibility to diseases among the stock, thus removing the need for any antibiotic treatment. Unlike their far Eastern counterparts, these prawns are antibiotic-free.

The production environment is designed to have a minimal carbon footprint, utilising solar energy and pursuing a robust water conservation policy, enhancing this great product's green reputation.

This product is sold Shell-On, Raw and Frozen. approximately 20 prawns per 500g bag

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Customer reviews


We have just finished a plate on Tagliatelle Vongole with your clams. One didn’t open, one cracked, the rest of the kilo were sweet, tender and tasty. We will be back for more. Brilliant sourcing.

Mike C, Wiltshire

50th Birthday Celebrations!

A big thank you for the lobster and prawn delivery to Gravesend, Kent. It was for my wife's 50th Birthday and we had her Sisters over from South Africa to celebrate; they thought the food was superb! The bonus Thai Soup went down a treat, although we shared in little shot glasses so that we call could try it! Again, it tasted sublime. Almost ready to order our next lot, with added soup. The new giant Prawns were brilliant too, far better than the farmed ones you stopped selling.

Mr Crick, Kent

New Prawns!

I just have to tell you (although you obviously know yourselves) just how fabulous your new wild caught Tiger Prawns are. I bought the peeled ones which we used over Christmas and everyone, who had some commented on how delicious they were

Amanda Bhatia, London