Abalone from Tasmania: sourcing/harvesting restrictions (2018-08)

​Date of issue: 07 September 2018

Date of effect: 12:01am, 10 September 2018

Supersedes: Industry Advice Notice 2017-14

Purpose

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 22A, 22B, 23A, 23B, 24D, 24E, 26D, 27A, 27B, 27C, 27D, 27E, 28A and 28B will be opened for sourcing/ harvesting by the Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) at 12:01am, Monday 10 September 2018

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 (providing blocks are open in accordance with fisheries regulations) except from the blocks listed and marked as ‘No’ in the Catch zone status table.

No product from the listed harvest areas can be supplied to the export chain.

Catch zone status
BlockExport of live, chilled and frozen—with visceraExport of chilled and frozen—without visceraExport of canned—without visceraExport of viscera and viscera products
22AYesYesYesYes
22BYesYesYesYes
22CNoNoNoNo
23AYesYesYesYes
23BYesYesYesYes
24ANoNoNoNo
24BNoNoNoNo
24CNoNoNoNo
24DYesYesYesYes
24EYesYesYesYes
25NoNoNoNo
26ANoNoNoNo
26BNoNoNoNo
26CNoNoNoNo
26DYesYesYesYes
27AYesYesYesYes
27BYesYesYesYes
27CYesYesYesYes
27DYesYesYesYes
27EYesYesYesYes
28AYesYesYesYes
28BYesYesYesYes
30ANoNoNoNo

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.

Further information

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.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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