We care deeply about the sustainability of all the species we fish, the people who work for us and their communities: and of course we care about the environment which means we don’t just take our responsibility to the planet seriously, we embrace it – it’s at the heart of everything we do.

  • Established in 1995

  • Employ over 100 people

  • Experts in shellfish

Changing the industry standard for the better

We’re constantly working to deliver best practice policies that support workers, local communities and the planet.

We combine personal visits to sites we source from with independent third party audits, alongside industry-recognised certification schemes. Where necessary we implement aquaculture and fishery improvement initiatives to help smaller suppliers work towards accreditation that will help them gain access to new markets and improve practices in their community.

Innovative packaging

Supporting Community Action

Supporting Best Aquaculture Practice

Zero to landfill award

The Very Rare Birth of a Sumatran Rhino Calf

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Accreditation

Our state of the art

Norfolk Headquarters

Our recent investment includes a brand-new prawn cooking facility, as well as an annual pack capacity of 50 million units, 6 production lines, chilled and frozen operations.

And whilst we’ve tripled our operational footprint in the last 5 years, we’ve also halved our energy use.

Our History

We’re based in Norfolk, UK, and since we began in 1995 we’ve been on a mission to source the best shellfish from around the world to supply to UK retailers, wholesalers and foodservice: building a network of communities who share our love of excellent shellfish, from provenance to plate.

We’ve grown up as a business with our philosophy of always challenging ourselves and the industry to think big, and do better – and that’s what we’ll always do.


Join Our Community

If you’d like to join our team of enthusiastic and dedicated people, keep an eye on our LinkedIn page, where we advertise roles as and when they come up. Even if we’re not currently advertising any roles, we’re always interested in hearing from people who are also fans of bold thinking on sustainability, community and of course, any fellow shellfish enthusiasts. If you’re interested, please email: hr@bigprawn.com