2016-14 - Australian Fish Names—recent changes to EXDOC for molluscs
Issued: 3 November 2016
Date of effect: immediate
To advise exporters and processing establishments:
- there have been recent changes to the Australian Fish Names Standard scientific names for some molluscs
- changes to scientific names have been reflected in EXDOC.
Action required by exporters and processing establishments
Establishments using the product type code listed in Table 1 can continue to do so.
The scientific names linked to the product type codes listed have been changed in EXDOC and will appear on the associated Health Certificates (if applicable).
Establishments must ensure that product exported under these descriptions continue to comply with requirements, including those for an accurate trade description.
|Product type code||Fish name||Superseded scientific name||Current and active scientific name|
|ABA||ABALONE||Haliotis species||Species of the family - Haliotidae|
|ABB||ABALONE - BLACKLIP||Haliotis rubra||Haliotis rubra rubra|
|ABP||ABALONE - BROWNLIP||Haliotis conicopora||Haliotis rubra conicopora|
|OCT||OCTOPUS||Octopus species||Species of the family Octopodidae|
|OYL||OYSTER - PEARL||Pteriidae||Pinctada spp.|
Further information can be found in Industry Advice Notice: 2016-06 Australian Fish Names—recent changes to EXDOC including:
- what to do if a consignment is detained due to a change to fish name
- what to do with incorrect trade description on packaging due to a change to fish name
- previous fish name updates.
Contact the dairy eggs and fish exports section by email if you have any questions regarding this notice.