2012-15 - Sourcing/harvesting restrictions for abalone from Tasmania

​Update: 13/12/2012
Date of effect: midnight 13/12/2012
Previous advice: 19/11/2012

There have been significant changes since the last industry notice of 19 November 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 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 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

14B

NO

Yes

Yes

NO

15

NO

NO

NO1

NO

23A & 23B

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

24

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

25

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

26

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

27

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

28

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

29

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

30A, 30B & 30C

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

All other blocks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 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 and 15:
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.

OR

Abalone SOURCED from 14B:
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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