Australian Fish Names—changes to EXDOC for saucer scallop species (2018-02)
Date of issue: 23 January 2018
Date of effect: 1 February 2018
Seafood Export Consultative Committee
Registered export manufacturing establishments
Registered licensed exporters and EDI users
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources—Central and regional offices
To notify manufacturers and exporters of changes to Australian Fish Names and/or scientific names for saucer scallop species in the export documentation system (EXDOC).
Summary of key points
- Effective 1 February 2018, there will be changes to how the Australian Fish Names and/or scientific names appear on export certification for saucer scallop.
- It is a requirement of the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005 that fish for export are described by the scientific name of the fish and/or the Australian Fish Name of the fish as it appears in the Australian Fish Names Standard (AFNS).
- the description of the fish that is part of the trade description applied to fish for export
- the description (including the scientific name) that appears on export documentation and health certificates issued by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Changed Australian Fish Name for scallop species
Detailed in Table 1 is the change of name and scientific name as per the Australian Fish Name Standard.
|Current EXDOC Product Type Code||Current product description and |
scientific name in EXDOC
|New/ amended Australian Fish |
Name and scientific name
|Ballot’s Saucer Scallop |
Changes to EXDOC
Detailed in Table 2 are the most recent change made to EXDOC and the action (if any) to be taken by exporters and processing establishments preparing or exporting the products specified.
Please note: The existing code for Amusium balloti species will remain active in EXDOC for 12 months to facilitate the updating of trade descriptions applied to export packaging for this product.
Processors/exporters are responsible for ensuring that:
- Species exported are correctly identified
- Trade descriptions applied to the product include the Australian Fish Name and/or scientific name
- Information included in trade descriptions is accurate and is not misleading.
|EXDOC Product Type Code||Product description and scientific name||Action required by occupier of registered establishment preparing this product for export|
|Ballot’s Saucer Scallop|
|No action is required to be taken by establishments or exporters using the SCM EXDOC Product Type Codes and associated cut-codes. |
As of 1 February 2018, amended product descriptions will print on export documentation.
a Note: Additional information may be required to support the application if the product is prepared using a process that the establishment has not previously received approval for from the department.
A list of EXDOC codes and scientific names as they appear on health certificates is available at: Product codes.
Detained consignments due to a change to fish name
If a consignment is detained due to a change to fish name, contact the Dairy, Eggs and Fish Export Program at: Dairy Eggs Fish as it may be possible to provide a letter of facilitation to the importing country.
Changes to Australian Fish Names
Periodically, changes are made to the AFNS by the Fish Names Committee.
Changes can include:
- the addition of names
- amendment of existing names
- changes to scientific names.
To ensure continued legislative compliance with the AFNS, we may be required to make corresponding changes to our systems for issuing export certification - the Establishment Register (ER) and EXDOC.