2015-04 - Sourcing/harvesting restrictions for abalone from Tasmania

​Update: 14 August 2015​
Date of effect: immediate
Previous advice: 24/04/2015

Key change since the last industry notice of 24/04/2015: closing of block 24A, 24B and 24C.

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
Block 1. Export of Live, chilled and frozen –with viscera 2. Export of chilled and frozen – without viscera3. Export of canned– without viscera 4. Export of viscera and viscera products
*All other blocksYESYESYESYES

* providing blocks are open in accordance with fisheries regulations

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 and Block 14B.

Further notices may follow if results of biotoxin analysis from either blocks 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 dairyeggsfish

For queries regarding the opening of catch zones for the taking of commercial abalone in Tasmania, please contact the Tasmanian DPIPWE fisheries section.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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