Abalone from Tasmania: sourcing/harvesting restrictions (2019-01)

Date of issue: 09 April 2019

Date of effect: 29 March 2019

Supersedes: Industry Advice Notice 2018-08

Purpose

To notify export registered establishments and exporters sourcing abalone from Tasmania, of sourcing/harvesting restrictions.

Change to catch zone status for Tasmanian abalone (Haliotis spp.) for export

Catch zone 22C was opened for sourcing/ harvesting by the Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) at 12:01am, Friday 29 March 2019.

The export of live, chilled and frozen abalone with or without viscera, and the export of viscera and viscera products and canned products are permitted from open areas (providing blocks are open in accordance with fisheries regulations) except from the blocks listed and marked as ‘No’ in the Catch zone status table below.

No product from closed harvest areas in the table below can be supplied to the export chain.

Catch zone status
BlockExport of live, chilled and frozen—with visceraExport of chilled and frozen—without visceraExport of canned—without visceraExport of viscera and viscera products
22AYesYesYesYes
22BYesYesYesYes
22CYesYesYesYes
23AYesYesYesYes
23BYesYesYesYes
24ANoNoNoNo
24BNoNoNoNo
24CNoNoNoNo
24DYesYesYesYes
24EYesYesYesYes
25NoNoNoNo
26ANoNoNoNo
26BNoNoNoNo
26CNoNoNoNo
26DYesYesYesYes
27AYesYesYesYes
27BYesYesYesYes
27CYesYesYesYes
27DYesYesYesYes
27EYesYesYesYes
28AYesYesYesYes
28BYesYesYesYes
30ANoNoNoNo

Direction to export registered establishments and exporters

To support the export of abalone from Tasmania you must:

  • Record the block numbers where abalone have been sourced on Declarations of Compliance, to demonstrate traceability.
  • Record an additional declaration on the transfer certificate: ‘The abalone or abalone products in this consignment were not sourced from an area affected by biotoxins.’

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is issuing this direction in writing under Order 75 of the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Further information

Contact Dairy Eggs Fish if you have any queries about abalone export.

Contact the DPIPWE fisheries section for queries about the commercial abalone fishery in Tasmania.​

The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.