Shipping of Japanese tiger prawns starts in Okinawa

Shipping of Japanese tiger prawns starts in Okinawa

Staff pack prawns raised at the aquafarm into boxes in Ginoza at around 9:00 a.m. on November 28 (Photograph taken by Futoshi Hanashiro.)

November 29, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The shipping of Japanese tiger prawns has begun in Okinawa before entering the month of December. Prawns are popular as year-end gifts.

Staff at the Ginoza Prawn Farm were busy on November 28 picking and boxing the prawns caught in the local outdoor aquafarm. Shipping the prawns starts from September and will end next July.

The farm ships 45 tons of prawns every year and about three tons in December, when many people place orders.

Prawns about 20 centimeters long are one of the most popular products. The president of the farm, Tadashi Kawasaki, said, “We’ve produced some good-quality prawns this year too. I hope many people enjoy eating them.”

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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