Abalone from Tasmania: sourcing/harvesting restrictions (2017-07)
Date of issue: 3 October 2017
Date of effect: immediate
Previous advice: 20 September 2017
To notify export registered establishments and exporters sourcing abalone from Tasmania, of sourcing/harvesting restrictions.
Change to catch zone status for Tasmanian abalone (Haliotis spp.) for export
Catch zones, blocks 24A, 24B and 24C, have been closed by the Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
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 from the blocks listed and marked as ‘NO’ in the Catch zone status table.
|Block||Export of live, chilled and frozen—with viscera||Export of chilled and frozen—without viscera||Export of canned—without viscera||Export of viscera and viscera products|
|*All other blocks||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*providing blocks are open in accordance with fisheries regulations
Direction to export registered establishments and exporters
To support the export of abalone from Tasmania you must:
- Record the block numbers where abalone have been sourced on Declarations of Compliance, to demonstrate traceability.
- Record an additional declaration on the transfer certificate: ‘The abalone or abalone products in this consignment were not sourced from an area affected by biotoxins.’
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.
Contact Dairy Eggs Fish if you have any queries about abalone export.
Contact the DPIPWE fisheries section for queries about the commercial abalone fishery in Tasmania.