General Authority - Fish


Persons importing fish or fish products into Tasmania should;

  1. Clearly label the container identifying the consignment as live fish or as fish product, and include both the common and scientific names of those species present.
  2. Where a permit or declaration is required, a copy of that document should also be attached to the outside of the container.
  3. Notify Biosecurity Tasmania of any anticipated delivery; including the expected date and point of entry into Tasmania. Notifications should be emailed to: noi.biosecurity@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

By ensuring the above three points are adhered to, you will have the best chance of the shipment passing inspection quickly and without hold-up, and thus maintaining best possible fish condition.

 

Persons importing tropical marine invertebrates into Tasmania should;

a)    They are accompanied at all times within the unloading area by -

(i)            a manifest, invoice, packing slip or similar document stating for each species -

a)    the scientifically-recognised genus and species; and

b)    the common name; or

(ii)           a statutory declaration by or on behalf of the importer stating for each species -

a)    the scientifically-recognised genus and species; and

b)    the common name; and

(iii)          the importer informs an inspector of the importation before -

a)    the material is removed from the unloading area; or

b)    the end of a 72-hour period from the unloading time, if the material is not removed from the unloading area within 72 hours of the unloading time.

 

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.)

  • Live – Entry NOT ALLOWED unless in accordance with a Special Authority issued by the Chief Veterinary Officer. An Application for Special Authority form is located at the bottom of this page.
  • Dead – May be imported in accordance with the General Authority for Animals with Unrestricted Entry Requirements which strictly controls the areas from which these animals may be sourced.  ​


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.

For more information, please contact

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

General Authority

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