In Charentes-Maritime, on fishmonger stands or directly from producers
Recognisable by their tiger-style appearance, Imperial prawns are reared in the Charente-Maritime salt marshes, by around twenty oyster farmers (Marennes Seudre Ré and Oléron). Imperial prawn national production is around 25 tonnes, 75% of which comes from Poitou-Charentes.
The ‘Signé Poitou-Charentes’ initiative guarantees rearing is carried out in natural pools in the ground with low breeding density to ensure prawns have a large share of natural food (crustaceans and molluscs). Prawns are sold living with a minimum weight of 20 g with no preservatives used. Producers have implemented a treatment policy that improves the prawns’ survival. Imperial prawns are distinctive for their firm flesh and subtle marine aromas. Discover them at authorised oyster farms from the end of July to the end of November.