noTiger Prawn (Other Farmed)

Tiger prawns are large striped prawns. Prawn farming may cause: destruction of habitats through conversion into pond systems, nutrient runoff, freshwater lakes being turned into saltwater and the spread of disease to wild prawns. Prawns require a lot of fishmeal that tends to come from unclear sources.


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The Monterey Bay Aquarium rates imported tiger prawn as "Avoid". The MCS rates all wild fished and intensively farmed tiger prawns as 5. However, the MCS rates organic and zero input farmed tiger prawns as 1-2.