COMMON NAME: Scampi
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Metanephrops australiensis
FISHERY: Western Deep Water Trawl Fishery (WDWT), North West Slope Trawl Fishery (NWST)
GRADING: Jumbo (160g+), No.1 (100g-159g), No.2 (70-99g), No.3 (50g-69g), No.4 (35g-49g), No.5 (Under 35g)
PACKING: 3 x 3kg, 9kg Master Carton,
6 x 1kg, 6kg Master Carton.
PRODUCT FORMAT: Whole Raw Frozen.
BIOLOGY: Pale Orange in colour, segmented body, 2 claws and large black eyes. Caught over soft muddy sediment, lives in burrows at depths of 230 to 700 metres. Catch is mainly in 350-500 metre depth range. Australian Scampi flesh is opaque white, very delicate with exquisite sweet flavours. Highly regarded in fine dining establishments across the globe.
FISHING GROUNDS: NWSTF, WDWT, FAO Area 57
FISHING METHOD: Demersal Trawl
SEASONALITY: All year round