2012-09 - Sourcing/harvesting restrictions for abalone from Tasmania

Update: 19 September 2012
Date of effect: midnight 19 September 2012
Previous advice: 13/09/2012

There have been significant changes since the last industry notice of 13 September 2012.

DAFF is issuing this direction in writing under the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, Order 75, directing export registered establishments to comply with the following sourcing requirements for abalone for export from the below identified catch zones until further notice.

Note: For queries regarding abalone export, please contact Email: DAFF Fish.

For queries regarding the opening of catch zones for the taking of commercial abalone, please contact the Tasmanian DPIPWE fisheries section.

Sourcing and Export Eligibility of Tasmanian Blacklip Abalone
Block 1. Export of Live, chilled and frozen - with viscera* 2. Export of chilled and frozen – without viscera 3. Export of canned– without viscera 4. Export of viscera and viscera products
13B Yes Yes Yes Yes
13C Yes Yes Yes Yes
13D Yes Yes Yes Yes
13E Yes Yes Yes Yes
14A Yes Yes Yes Yes
14B No Yes Yes No
14C Yes Yes Yes Yes
14D Yes Yes Yes Yes
14E Yes Yes Yes Yes
15 No No No# No
16A Yes Yes Yes Yes
All other blocks Yes Yes Yes Yes

Further notices may follow if results of biotoxin analysis show that the whole abalone, or parts of the abalone, are safe to consume.

Note: To support all Declarations of Compliance, block numbers where abalone has been sourced must be recorded and allow traceability.

Final and transfer certificate additional declarations:

Abalone not sourced from 14B or 15

  • Export and transfer of Live, chilled and frozen - with or without viscera
  • Export and transfer of viscera and viscera products

Additional declaration

The abalone or abalone products in this consignment were not sourced from an area affected by paralytic shellfish toxin.

or

Abalone sourced from 14B

  • Transfer of Live, chilled and frozen - with viscera for further processing

Additional declaration

The abalone or abalone products in this consignment were sourced from an area affected by paralytic shellfish toxin and may only be exported once the viscera has been removed (the viscera is to be disposed of and not to be used for human consumption).


* Viscera includes all gut and reproductive organs
# Export certification may be considered upon the provision of canned product test results.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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