Enjoying prawns at Christmas now and always

In Australia, it’s estimated we eat a staggering 40% of all prawns at Christmas time. Fortunately, over half of all wild-caught Australian prawns are already certified as sustainable to the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing.

 

How do I know if my Christmas prawns are sustainable?

One easy way is to look for the MSC blue fish tick.

Choose sustainable seafood with the blue fish tick

Prawns with the blue fish tick are traceable to an MSC certified sustainable prawn fishery.

In Australia, the following leading fisheries are certified as sustainable to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

We think that’s a cause for celebration.

Where to buy sustainable prawns for Christmas

Sustainable prawns have been caught in a way that means there’s plenty more in the sea now and in the future.

Here's a list of MSC certified sustainable prawns available to buy in Australia

Find out more about sustainable prawns and where to buy them.

Enjoy a delicious Christmas prawn recipe

Browse our delicious sustainable prawn recipes created by chefs from around the world, including mouth-watering BBQ prawns and cold starters like a classic prawn cocktail. Also featuring recipes taken from Bart’s Fish Tales by Bart van Olphen, published by Pavilion Books.

Chinese prawn toasts

Chinese prawn toasts

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 4
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Gambas a la Plancha with wild prawns

Gambas a la plancha with wild prawns

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 5 mins
Serves 4
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Nasi goreng with prawns

Nasi Goreng with wild prawns

Prep time 65 mins
Cooking Time 35 mins
Serves 4
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Pad thai with wild prawns

Pad Thai with wild prawns

Prep time 15 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 4
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Piri piri prawns with mango and padron peppers

Piri piri prawns with mango and padrón peppers

Prep time 5 mins
Cooking Time 35 mins
Serves 4
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Prawns from the barbie

Prawns from the barbie, two ways

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Serves 4
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Spicy prawn stir fry

Spicy prawn stir fry

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 2
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Spring rolls with wild prawns

Spring rolls with wild prawns

Prep time 20 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 4
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Prawn cocktail

Swinging Sixties prawn cocktail

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 0 mins
Serves 4
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Tom Yum Kung with wild prawns and thai basil

Tom Yum Kung with wild prawns and thai basil

Prep time 0 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 4
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