2012-13 - Sourcing/harvesting restrictions for abalone from Tasmania

​Update: 20/11/2012
Date of effect: 20/11/2012
Previous advice: 19/11/2012

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 all species of abalone for export from the below identified catch zones until further notice.  This applies to both shore-based abalone and land-based abalone adjacent to the affected blocks.

Note: For queries regarding abalone export, please email 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 all species of abalone in Tasmania
Block 1. Export of Live, chilled and frozen -
with viscera2
2. Export of chilled and frozen – without viscera 3. Export of canned– without viscera 4. Export of viscera and viscera products
14B No Yes Yes No
15 No No No3 No
23A & 23B1 No Yes Yes No
241 No Yes Yes No
251 No Yes Yes No
261 No Yes Yes No
271 No Yes Yes No
281 No Yes Yes No
291 No Yes Yes No
30A, 30B & 30C1 No Yes Yes No
All other blocks Yes Yes Yes Yes

1 For product harvested since 2 November 2012
2 Viscera includes all gut and reproductive organs
3 Export certification may be considered upon the provision of canned product test results.

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

Note: To support all Declarations of Compliance, block numbers where abalone have been sourced must be recorded to demonstrate traceability.

Final and transfer certificate additional declarations:

Abalone Not Sourced from 14B, 15, 23,24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 or 30:

  1. Export and transfer of live, chilled and frozen - with or without viscera
  2. 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.


Abalone Sourced from 14B, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30:

  1. 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).

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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