2013-11 - Export restrictions for scallops from Tasmania
Date of effect: 25 October 2013
DAFF issues this direction in writing under the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, Order 75, directing exporters and export registered establishments to comply with the following requirements for scallop for export from the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery until further notice.
DAFF has been advised by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) that the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (BSCZSF) has been closed to scallop fishing under the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (Closures) Direction No.2 2013.
Detailed information in relation to the AFMA closure direction is available on their website
Contact AFMA if you have any questions in relation to the closure direction.
Note: To support the export of scallop and scallop products sourced from areas that remain open for fishing (and thus NOT subject to the AFMA closure), exporters are required to include the following statement on all Declarations of Compliance for all species of scallop:
“This scallop / scallop product has been prepared from scallops that have been sourced from an open fisheries area”
For queries regarding scallop exports, please email.