Spot prawn is a type of large shrimp that belongs to the group of crustaceans.
It is closely related to crabs and lobsters. Spot prawn can be found in the north Pacific. It inhabits rocky, muddy and sandy bottoms and areas near the corals and sponges on a depth of 1.600 feet. Spot prawn is important part of human diet (it is consumed around the world). Despite over-collecting of spot prawns from the wild, they are still not on the list of endangered species.
On Thursday May 3rd the fishing season finally opened and will continue on for the next 6-8 weeks. The BC Spot Prawn fishery is a great sustainable option right here in our local waters off the West coast of BC. This is a well managed fishery where fishers use traps or pots which result in minimal by catch or habitat damage.
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