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2014 spot prawn season

Has anyone seen live spot prawns this year? Any price comparison?

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  1. This year's season opens May 8.

    1. The eighth annual Spot Prawn Festival is being held on Saturday, May 10 at the False Creek Fisherman's Wharf.
      http://spotprawnfestival.com/

      1. Saw spot prawns at T&T Coquitlam yesterday. They looked nice to me ... can't remember price tho.

        1. Saw them at T&T Tinseltown yesterday for 16.99 per lb

          1. I saw a handful at Granville Island - on ice and can't recall if they were beheaded or not. If not - avoid!
            Also, they were US caught - as I suspect the T&T ones are too.

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            1. re: kinnickinnik

              avoid with heads on or with heads off? What is the implication either way just for my education?

              1. re: J and V

                Avoid with heads on unless they're live and kicking. The head releases digestive enzymes upon death leading to mushy, gross shrimp meat.
                ETA: http://wildbcspotprawns.com/wp/handling/