Spot Prawns are found along the entire coast of BC, but the majority of prawns are harvested from the waters between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. This spot prawn hotspot is in the Strait of Georgia and associated inlets.
During the commercial season, vessels will travel as far North as the BC Alaska border to harvest spot prawns. Typically, the vessels that fish in the North and Central coast tend to focus on frozen-at-sea spot prawns. Whereas, vessels that harvest in the Strait of Georgia will focus on live dockside sales due to its proximity to processors and markets for live and fresh product.