Biosecurity Advice 2018-11 - Prawns and prawn products from all countries for human consumption-extension of comment period

​​1 June 2018

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has revised the closing date for stakeholders to provide comments on specific issues with Australia’s current prawn import policy to 2 July 2018.

On 26 March 2018 the department issued Biosecurity Advice 2018/06 inviting submissions on specific issues with Australia's current prawn import conditions and the Final generic import risk analysis report for prawns and prawn products released in 2009.

Following consultation with stakeholders, the department has been asked to extend the closing date for comments to 2 July 2018.

Issues for consideration should be received in writing and should include a scientific basis for any proposed changes to Australia's prawn import policy or import conditions. Issues will be considered as part of the review of the biosecurity risks of, and import conditions for, prawns and prawn products for human consumption and when preparing the draft report.

Submissions should be received by 2 July 2018 and directed to:

Animal Biosecurity
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
GPO Box 858

Email: Prawn Review

This Biosecurity Advice is available via the department’s website.

For further inquiries, the Prawn Review Liaison Officer can be contacted as follows:

Email: Prawn Review

Please pass this notice to other interested parties. If those parties wish to be included in future communications on this matter they should contact Animal Biosecurity.


Stakeholders are advised that, subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1988, all submissions received in response to Biosecurity Advices will be publicly available and may be listed or referred to in any papers or reports prepared on the subject matter.

The Commonwealth reserves the right to reveal the identity of a respondent unless a request for anonymity accompanies the submission. Where a request for anonymity does not accompany the submission the respondent will be taken to have consented to the disclosure of his or her identity for the purposes of Information Privacy Principle 11 of the Privacy Act. The contents of the submission will only be treated as confidential if they are marked ‘confidential’ and they can be classified as such in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.


Dr Carol Sheridan
A/g Assistant Secretary
Animal Biosecurity

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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