A prawn in the game - Case Study
The UK’s demand for king prawns is, apparently, insatiable. Most have travelled, frozen, 6,000 miles from the Far East and Central America leaving a massive carbon footprint, but Great British Prawns is changing that. The company opened its first sustainable king prawn farm in the Scottish village of Balfron, Stirlingshire, in the summer of 2019 and is now supplying fresh prawns to hotels and restaurants within a two-hour drive of the farm.
'We know that consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of seafood production and to be sustainable”, says Chairman James McEuen, “so the future of aquaculture really has to be land-based'. The farm uses the latest recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology, growing a million 25g king prawns in tanks containing 300m3 of water.