Prawns of the World
The term "prawn" has a variety of definitions and varies considerably by region.
In Asia and other areas, species of wild caught or farm raised freshwater shrimp are called prawns.
Along the Pacific Northwest coastline of North America, fishermen harvest spot prawns from ocean waters.
In the Eastern Atlantic, a type of small lobster is called "Dublin Bay prawn", nephrops, Norway lobster, langoustine, langostino, or scampi.