FAO commends Australian prawn fishers

Australia’s wild-caught prawns come from the best managed marine fisheries in the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. In its report, A Global Study of Shrimp Fisheries, the FAO said Australia’s Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF) was a global model of fair, flexible and accountable management. The US$51 million NPF harvests banana prawns and tiger prawns from a fishing ground that extends from Weipa in far north Queensland to Cape Londonderry in northern Western Australia.