2014-10 - Sourcing/harvesting restrictions for abalone from Tasmania
Date of effect: midnight 05/11/2014
Previous advice: 28/03/2013
Key change since the last industry notice of 28 March 2013: opening blocks 14B and 14C
The Department is issuing this direction in writing under Order 75 of the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, directing export registered establishments to comply with the following sourcing requirements for abalone for export from the below identified catch zones until further notice.
Sourcing and export eligibility of Tasmanian blacklip abalone
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
All other blocks
1 Export certification may be considered upon the provision of canned product test results.
The export of live, chilled and frozen abalone with or without viscera, and, the export of viscera and viscera products and canned products are permitted for all areas except abalone from Block 15.
Further notices may follow if results of biotoxin analysis from Block 15 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. In addition, an additional declaration is required on the transfer certificate:
Transfer certificate additional declaration: The abalone or abalone products in this consignment were not sourced from an area affected by paralytic shellfish toxin.
NOTE: For queries regarding abalone export, please contact Dairy Eggs Fish.
For queries regarding the opening of catch zones for the taking of commercial abalone in Tasmania, please contact the Tasmanian DPIPWE fisheries section.