Marron (Cherax tenuimanus) is a large freshwater crayfish native to the rivers, dams and waterways in the south west area of Western Australia. Marron farms harvest their marron from dams by traps or by pond drain-downs. After being caught the marron are taken to holding tanks to become clean and improve product quality.
Marron make excellent eating, very similar in taste to lobster. Given that they are a freshwater species they are far less salty and provide an overall sweeter taste. They can be prepared in a variety of ways, such as boiling or grilling, and again
similarly to lobster, the shells will turn a bright red color when cooked.
Marron are considered a luxury product and are the subject of a developing aquaculture industry in Western Australia. Marron are chilled by cool store before packaging and are freighted live in polystyrene boxes with icy gel packs. Marron will stay fresh for over a week in cool room temperatures of 6-8 degrees.
We can freight anywhere in Australia from Monday to Friday next day delivery and can supply marron 12 months of the year.
Here are the available sizes: