Dead Fish Imports

​​Abalone (Haliotis sp.) – Importation of abalone (dead or alive), including abalone products, is PROHIBITED. Abalone from any state or territory may only be permitted entry to Tasmania if a Special Authority has been obtained from the Chief Veterinary Officer prior to the importation taking place and the import conditions of that Special Authority have been strictly complied with.

 

Dead Aquatic Invertebrates (fresh or frozen) – Other than abalone (Haliotis sp.), mussels (Mytilus sp.), clams (Donsinia sp.) and oysters (Ostrea sp., Crassostrea sp., or Saccostrea sp.), dead aquatic invertebrates may be imported into Tasmania in accordance with the General Authority for Animals with Unrestricted Entry Requirements. In particular Notes 1, 2 and 3 of the General Authority are applicable to all Dead Aquatic Invertebrates.

 

Mussels (Mytilus sp.), Clams (Donsinia sp.) and Oysters (Ostrea sp., Crassostrea sp., or Saccostrea sp.) – A Special Authority will be required when importing mussels, clams or oysters originating from NSW or regions known to be infected by oyster herpes virus. Oysters, mussels and clams originating from other states will require a declaration by the consignor (Dead Aquatic Mollusc Declaration of Origin)

 

Non-viable Finfish (fish meat) - Non-viable fin-fish and product derived from fin-fish (ie fish meat, fish fillets etc) have been declared to be restricted materials, therefore requirements have been placed on their importation. The import requirements for non-viable finfish and finfish products are set out as per section 18(1) - General Authority under the Animal Health Act 1995​.


Rock Lobster/Crayfish (dead) – These may be imported into Tasmania in accordance with the General Authority for Animals with Unrestricted Entry Requirements. In particular Notes 1, 2 and 3 of the General Authority are applicable to all Dead Aquatic Invertebrates.

All rock lobster of the genus Jasus and Sagmariasus, need to conform to the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery rules under the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995​. This includes possession limits, size limits, females with eggs (in berry) tagging and marking, and docketing arrangements. This includes rock lobster of the genus Jasus and Sagmariasus that has been legally caught or purchased through a retail or wholesale establishment in another State and/or has been imported from another country. Please contact the Licensing Administration Branch on (03) 6165 3035 for further advice. Note, the Western Australian lobster is from the genus Panulirus and therefore the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery rules do not apply.​






Contact

Animal Disease Enquiries
Chief Veterinary Officer
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3263
Email: AnimalDisease.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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