Biosecurity alert: White spot in prawns

Import requirements

The below Import requirements for crustaceans of the order Decapoda and polychaete worms of the class Polychaeta  are published in the Quarantine WA Import Requirements manual.

Live or uncooked crustaceans of the order Decapoda, including but not limited to lobster, crayfish, prawns, shrimp, crabs, Moreton Bay Bugs and yabbies.

  • The crustaceans or parts of crustaceans have been taken from, or aquacultured in the Northern Territory, Victoria, Tasmania or South Australia , and the containers holding the crustaceans or parts of crustaceans are labelled with the producer, the trade or common name of the crustaceans, and the place where the crustaceans were taken or aquacultured;

or

  • If produced by aquaculture in QLD or NSW, the crustaceans or parts of crustaceans have been produced by an aquaculture facility North of Latitude 23 ºS (QLD adjacent to Yeppoon) or South of Latitude 31 ºS (NSW adjacent to Port Macquarie) and have been processed, packaged and labelled for human consumption, and have been tested and certified as free from White Spot Syndrome Virus in accordance with the sampling and testing regime provided by the Fisheries Division, DPIRD, WA;

or

  • If taken from the waters of QLD or NSW, the crustaceans or parts of crustaceans are accompanied by a statutory declaration, made by a representative of a business approved by the Director General of the Western Australian Fisheries Division for the purposes of this requirement, stating that the crustaceans or parts of crustaceans have been consigned by that business and:
    • are wild caught; and
    • are taken from waters North of Latitude 23 ºS (QLD adjacent to Yeppoon) or South of Latitude 31 ºS (NSW adjacent to Port Macquarie); and 
    • are processed for the purposes of human consumption; and 
    • have been processed at a facility that has adequate biosecurity measures in place to segregate the processing of the crustaceans to be imported to WA from crustaceans, or equipment, or containers, or water used in the processing of crustaceans taken or produced from an area South of Latitude 23 ºS and North of Latitude 31 ºS

Polychaete worms - worms of the class Polychaeta

  • The polychaete worms have not been taken from an area South of Latitude

    23 ºS (QLD adjacent to Yeppoon) and North of Latitude 31 ºS (NSW adjacent to Port Macquarie) and the containers holding the polychaete worms are labelled with the producer, the trade or common name of the polychaete worms, and the place where the polychaete worms were taken.
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