Western king prawn
Indian Ocean, east (FAO 57)
Bottom otter trawl
The prawn fishery in the Spencer Gulf, in Southern Australia, has been MSC-certifiedMSC Certified:
Fisheries that comply with the Marine Stewardship Council assessment criteria and are certified. Fish products with the blue MSC label are caught by sustainable fisheries. since 2011. The prawns are caught with a bottom otter trawl with a grid in the end of the net which prevents bycatch. Several other Australian prawn fisheries are in the MSC assessment program.