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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
TORRY RESEARCH STATION
TORRY ADVISORY NOTE No. 54
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Discusses the use of the terms shrimp and prawn, and describes the species found in the UK fishery. The total shrimp landings in the UK in 1998 were about 2,100 tonnes, valued at £2.6 million. Advises on chilling, freezing and cooking shrimp at sea, and on thawing, cooking, cooling, peeling, chilling, dipping, freezing, glazing, packaging and cold storage ashore. Gives information on smoked, canned and other shrimp products, and on yields and composition of raw and cooked shrimp. In addition to the other Notes referenced in the text, Notes 73 and 96 are also relevant. It is important to note that the current food legislation should be consulted concerning the permitted use of colours and other additives in products, and the labelling of products. It should be noted that food labelling legislation does not permit frozen products which have been thawed to be sold as fresh, i.e. unfrozen products.
(FAO in partnership with Support unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research, SIFAR, 2001).
Species of shrimp
The British shrimp fishery
Handling shrimp at sea
Handling shrimp on shore
Composition of shrimp