2016-05 - Sourcing/harvesting restrictions for abalone from Tasmania

Update: 14 June 2016
Date of effect: immediate
Previous advice: 5 May 2016

Key change since the last industry notice of 5 May 2016 is opening of block 24A by the Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industry Parks Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 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 viscera

3. Export of canned– without viscera

4. Export of viscera and viscera products

15

NO

NO

NO

NO

24B

NO

NO

NO

NO

24C

NO

NO

NO

NO

25

NO

NO

NO

NO

26A

NO

NO

NO

NO

30B

NO

NO

NO

NO

30C

NO

NO

NO

NO

*All other blocks

YES

YES

YES

YES

* 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 the blocks listed in the table above.

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: ‘The abalone or abalone products in this consignment were not sourced from an area affected by paralytic shellfish toxin.’

For abalone export enquiries contact Dairy Eggs Fish.

For queries regarding the commercial abalone fishery in Tasmania, please contact the DPIPWE fisheries section.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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