Seafarms – The Company
Seafarms, the company behind Crystal Bay Prawns, is Australia’s largest producer of farmed prawns and the country’s largest prawn aquaculture developer. Seafarms’ total annual production of prawns is around 1,500 tonnes.
As an industry leader, Seafarms is absolutely committed to a sustainable approach. Their operations from hatchery to harvest involve ecologically sound techniques and facilities. The result is a prawn of exceptional quality, available throughout the year, whose presence in the market does not threaten or diminish the natural populations or habitats of prawns.
Seafarms is proud to be an Australian company and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (SFG). Not only do consumers get the freshest, highest quality prawns on the market—they get a 100% Australian product.
From Pristine Waters to your Plate
Crystal Bay prawns begin life in a hatchery at Flying Fish Point, North Queensland. This is a pure, remote setting in which strict measures of biosecurity and quality control guarantee the most succulent prawns.
Juvenile prawns are transported from the hatchery to one of three remote farms near the Hinchinbrook Channel in North Queensland. Here, they are released into ponds and looked after by experienced prawn farmers. The predictable temperatures and pristine waters are ideal for raising prawns of the highest quality. In total, 148 ponds covering 160 hectares of land are used to farm this highly-sought after product.
Crystal Bay Prawns spend about 140 days reaching maturity in pristine waters with no chemical inputs. The production site at Cardwell, with stunning views to the Great Barrier Reef, is where they are finally graded and packaged for the market, both fresh and frozen. Through large-scale sustainable farming methods, the market supply of Crystal Bay Prawns is steady throughout the year.
Crystal Bay Prawns – The Product
Prized among Australian seafood lovers, Crystal Bay Prawns are the result of a seasoned farming process in pristine waters. The original Crystal Bay Banana prawn is pink in colour and beloved for its light, sweet taste. Because these prawns are exceptionally moist, they are more versatile in the kitchen and can be eaten any number of ways—stir fry, pasta, salad, or right out of the package.
The Crystal Bay Tiger Prawn has wide appeal for its stunning presentation and flavour profile. When cooked, the prawn turns a glossy orange colour. It snaps cleanly open and has a sweet, juicy taste.
Both prawns maintain their shape during cooking, and can be cooked either in shell or peeled with tails intact. Crystal Bay Prawns are world famous and have long been a favourite of Australian prawn lovers, gracing the tables of ordinary Aussies and celebrities and royalty alike.