Prawns are crustaceans and are related to species such as lobster and langoustines. They're found throughout the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans. They develop initially as males, then become female after around 3 years. Their life span is around 5 years, although in the northern latitudes this can extend up to 8 years. Cold-water prawns are smaller than their warm-water relatives, the tiger prawns.
Prawns are sweet in flavour, with a slight hint of natural salt, have a noticeable bite that is neither firm nor soft. Prawns have a predominantly pale pink / white colour with pink stripes which is seen as a sign good quality when landed.
NORTH WEST ATLANTIC (CANADA AND GREENLAND) PRAWNS SEASONALITY INDICATOR
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