Date of issue: 09 April 2019
Date of effect: 29 March 2019
Supersedes: Industry Advice Notice 2018-08
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
|Block||Export of live, chilled and frozen—with viscera||Export of chilled and frozen—without viscera||Export of canned—without viscera||Export of viscera and viscera products|
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.
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.