Abalone from Tasmania: sourcing/harvesting obligations (2018-06)

Date of effect: 03 July 2018


To remind processors sourcing abalone from Tasmania of their obligations to follow directions under the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Summary of key points

  • No product from closed harvest areas can be supplied to the export chain; in accordance with the latest directions for abalone sourcing.

Sourcing/ harvesting restrictions

The department has been advised that Tasmanian abalone was taken from an area closed to harvest.

Receipt of product which is sourced from an area closed to harvest is in contravention of a written direction.

Current and previous Industry Advice Notices outlining abalone sourcing restrictions can be found at Industry Advice Notices for Fish and Fish Products.

Information outlining the department’s export eligibility policy can be found at 2015 policy - PST in Tasmanian abalone: Export eligibility.

Further information

Contact Dairy Eggs Fish if you have any queries.

The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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