Skull Island Shell on Prawns - MSC

Skull Island Shell on Prawns - MSC

Tiger prawns from Skull Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria are the biggest you can find in Australia.

Measuring up to 26cm in length and 100g in weight, these juicy behemoths of the prawn underworld are truly the king on the plate. Characteristic tiger stripes, striking fluorescent purple tails and their sheer size will leave you in awe as you experience Skull Island Tiger Prawns for the first time.

Certified ‘sustainable’ by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Skull Island tiger prawns come from the world’s first certified sustainable tropical prawn fishery. They are caught during the months of August to November each year, and only caught during the night to ensure minimal impact on bycatch.  The remainder of the year is closed to fishing to ensure juvenile tiger prawns have ample time to grow into adults and reproduce. 

Skull Island Tiger Prawns are now also completely carbon neutral, with Austral Fisheries being certified under the Australian Government Carbon Neutral Program.

The fishery has reduced fishing efforts from 312 boats in the early 1980’s to the current efficient fleet of 52 boats. Bycatch has substantially reduced as a result, and continued efforts to redesign nets and change operational aspects to further reduce impacts continues.  Turtle bycatch is insignificant following new technology and designs for turtle excluder devices in the prawn nets which allow the escape of turtles and other large fauna unharmed and into the environment again.

Prawn stocks are maintained at healthy, sustainable levels with annual scientific sampling and surveys, as well as multi-year scientific review of the status of the fishery.


Caught by boat:
Portion Size:
6 prawns
Serves 2
Skin on:
Can I freeze it?
Latin name:
Pandulus Borealis
May contain:
Fish, Mollusc

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Cooking techniques

Our MSC shell on prawns are cooked, ready to eat, and great simply enjoyed on their own.

We recommend that you make sure they are fully defrosted slowly in the fridge before serving as they are, or including in your favourite recipe.

To enjoy them as we serve them in our restaurants in our pint of prawns, just peel them and dip them in our firecracker cocktail sauce.

If you want to cook with them they're great dropped into stews, curries, or combine with our fish pie mix, some creamy sauce and top with plenty of buttery mash for the ultimate family favourite fish pie. 

Skull Island Shell on Prawns - MSC recipes

A selection of Mitch's favourite recipes for Prawns

Every day our expert team buy the freshest fish directly from the fleet in Brixham and from the most sustainable fisheries in the world for the online seafood market.

We prepare and portion the fish right at the quayside, just metres from where the boats land, and all the seafood is fully traceable right back to which boat caught it.

We pack and send via our carbon neutral delivery partner to your door in our eco-packaging. Our boxes and insulation are made from recycled materials, and can be recycled too.

When fish is in abundance we blast freeze it at the quayside, locking in the freshness so you can enjoy your favourite even when that specie isn't landed or the boats can't go out.