2013-07 - Sourcing/harvesting restrictions for abalone from Tasmania

​​Update: 28/03/2013

Date of effect: midnight 28/03/2013

Previous advice: 13/12/2012

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

For queries regarding abalone export, please email DAFF.

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
​Block1. Export of Live, chilled and frozen – with viscera2. Export of chilled and frozen – without viscera3. Export of canned – without viscera4. Export of viscera and viscera products
14AYesYesYesYes
14BNoNoNo1No
14CNoNoNo1No
15NoNoNo1No
All other blocksYesYesYesYes

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.

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, 14C 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.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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