2016-04 - Export of Tasmanian farmed Pacific oysters
Update: 20 May 2016
Date of effect: immediate
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (the department) have been in contact with Biosecurity Tasmania in relation to the recent outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) and the current health status of Pacific oysters in Tasmania.
Based on advice received from Biosecurity Tasmania today, the department is issuing this notice to export registered fish establishments that processing and export of Tasmanian grown Pacific oysters may recommence.
Please be aware that there are still restrictions in place on movement of Pacific oysters from Tasmania to other Australian states and movement of Pacific oysters between harvest areas in Tasmania. For information in relation to Pacific oyster restrictions please contact Biosecurity Tasmania by email POMS Tas or phone (03) 6165 3263.
For export enquiries contact: Dairy, eggs, fish.