Thursday, July 22, 2021

A Taste of Canada ~ Arctic Prawn


Cold-water prawns are not farmed but always wild, living at a depth of 150 metres to 500 metres.The prawns grow slowly in the ice-cold water, giving them a firm texture and fresh taste; a pure delicacy of nature.

Did you know that the cold-water prawn (Pandalus borealis) is a hermaphrodite, which means it changes sex during its life cycle. It starts off as male, whereafter the prawn changes to female and remains female for the rest of its life. The change occurs after 2-5 years, depending on the temperature of the water. The prawn changes shell around 25-30 times in its lifetime. 

As the prawn fishery is the biggest single contributor to Greenland's economy, an enormous effort has been applied to keeping the fishery sustainable. The industry and governmental agencies are both involved in these efforts.

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