A NEW prawn farm aims to deliver its produce from the tank to plate within 24 hours, with no need for freezing or air miles. Great British Prawns describes its base at Balfron, Stirlingshire, as the world’s first sustainable land-based, clean water prawn farm.

The company said it is using specially developed aquaculture technology and sustainable energy to produce warm water king prawns in clear and clean water in the UK for the first time. The majority of the UK’s king prawns are currently sourced frozen from farms in the Far East and Central America, it said.

Chairman and commercial director James McEuen said: “Most prawns have travelled 6000 miles to reach a UK consumer, with worldwide demand continuing to grow.

“We aim to meet growing UK consumer demand for regional and local food production with the reassurance of outstanding husbandry, provenance and sustainability,” he added.