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Fisheries (Biosecurity) Order 2017

LIVING MARINE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT 1995

 

Fisheries (Biosecurity) Order 2017

 

Pursuant to the powers under section 270 of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 ("the Act") that were delegated to the Director (Marine Resources) on 19 August 2015 by the Minister acting pursuant to section 20(1) of the Act I make the following order:

 

1. Short title

 

This order may be cited as the Fisheries (Biosecurity) Order 2017.

 

2. Specification

 

This order is made –

  1. in respect of the harmful disease abalone viral ganglioneuritis; and
  2. to implement treatment and testing requirements designed to prevent the introduction or re-introduction of that disease into State waters.3. Directions issued(1) That an abalone processor must, unless otherwise authorised, ensure that no abalone live-holding water is discharged into State waters from any holding premises used under the relevant licence unless that water has-
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  1. been treated using a system capable of achieving, on comparing water immediately prior to entering treatment with water immediately on leaving treatment, a minimum 3 log 10 reduction in total marine heterotrophic bacteria; and
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  3. achieved a discharge concentration value of <3 log 10 (≤ 999 bacterial colony forming units per mL).

 

(2) That an abalone processor must, in each of the testing periods-

 

  1. cause a water sample to be taken by an agent of an approved service from each holding premises used under the relevant licence; and
  2. cause the water sample to be tested by an approved laboratory for the discharge concentration value referred to in subclause (1)(b); and
  3. submit the results of that testing to the Secretary.
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(3) That an abalone processor must allow access to any holding premises used under the relevant licence to any officer of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment for the purposes of-

 

  1. inspecting the abalone live-holding water treatment system;
  2. inspecting any abalone held on the premises;
  3. seizing any suspected diseased abalone for testing; and
  4. taking a water sample for testing for the discharge concentration value referred to in subclause (1)(b).4. InterpretationIn this order –"abalone" means live fish of the genus Haliotis;“abalone processor” means the holder of a fish processing licence that authorises the processing of abalone;“approved laboratory” means a laboratory approved to conduct tests relevant to ascertaining performance related to the standards in subclauses 3(1)(a) and 3(1)(b);“approved service” means a service approved to take samples to be provided for testing by an approved laboratory;
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“Tasmania’s biosecurity regions” means the regions specified in Part 1 and defined in Part 2 of the Schedule to this order;

 

“holding premises” means premises used to hold abalone taken from outside the relevant biosecurity region for those premises;

 

“introduction” includes re-introduction;

 

“relevant biosecurity region”, for premises, means, with reference to Tasmania’s biosecurity regions, the biosecurity region adjacent to that part of the State’s coastline where, or closest to where, those premises are situated;

 

“relevant licence”, for an abalone processor, means the fish processing licence that authorises the abalone processor to process abalone;

 

"testing periods" means the following periods:

  1. October of each calendar year;
  2. the four week period commencing six weeks before each Chinese New Year.

 

  1. Revocation

 

Fisheries (Biosecurity) Order 2016 signed on 2 November 2016 and gazetted on 9 November 2016 is hereby revoked.

 

Dated this 3rd day of April 2017

 

Robert Gott

 

Director, Marine Resources

Schedule

Part 1- Abalone biosecurity regions

 

 

 

Part 2 - Description of abalone biosecurity regions

 

Region name

Reg. Code

Fishing Blocks

Boundary 1 (GPS Coords)

Boundary 2 (GPS Coords)

Description

Northern Bass Strait

NBS

50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57

146°00’00”E to 147°35’00”E

39°12’00”S to 40°20’00”S

Includes Hogan, Kent, Curtis, Rodondo /Moncoeur Groups and Bass Pyramid

Flinders Island

FI

32A-C, 33A-C, 34A-D, 35A-E, 36A-B, 37A-D, 38A-C

147°35’00”E to 148°45’00”E

39°12’00”S to 40°40’00”S

Flinders Island Vicinity

Bass Strait

BS

41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46

145°22’42”E to 147°27’00”E

North Coast to 40°40’00”S

Port Latta to Anderson Bay

King Island

KI

1A-C, 2A-C,

3A-C, 4A-C

 

 

King Island vicinity

North-East

NE

29D, 30A-C, 31A-B, 39A-B, 40A-C

East of 147°27’00”E

40°40’00”S to 41°27’00”S

North of Scamander River

Central-East

CE

25, 26A-D, 27A-E, 28A-C, 29 A-C

East of coastline

41°27’00”S to 42°30’00”S

South of Scamander River to Cape Bougainville

South-East

SE

Part 17A, 17B, 19A-B, 20A-C, 21A-C, 22A-C, 23A-B, 24A-E

East of 147°30’00”E

South of 42°30’00”S

South of Hermitage Beach. East of Cape Contrariety.

South Coast

SC

12B-D,

13A-E,

14A-D,

15, 16A-D, Part 17A, 18

146°02’00”E to 147°30’00”E

 

East of South West Cape to west of Cape Contrariety.

South-West

SW

10A-D,

11A-D,

12 A

West of 146°02’00”E.

South of 42°36’13”S

West of South West Cape. South of Meerim Beach.

Central-West

CW

7A-C,

8A-C,

9A-C

West of coastline

41°30’00”S to 42°36’13”S

South of Italian River to Meerim Beach

North-West

NW

5A-D,

6A-D,

47A-B,

48A-C

49A-C

West of 145°22’42”E

North of 41°30’00”S

West of Port Latta. North of Italian River

 

 

INFORMATION

This order issues directions aimed at preventing the introduction into State waters of the harmful disease abalone viral ganglioneuritis. The order takes effect on the day on which it is published in the Gazette and remains in effect for 12 months.