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Livestock Standstill

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LIVESTOCK ACT 1997: SECTION 37
Declaration of a Livestock Standstill in Relation to 
Decapod Crustaceans (Order Decapoda) and Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

Notice under the Livestock Act 1997 for the purpose of Controlling or Eradicating White Spot Disease

THIS notice revokes the notice made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries on 20 December 2016 and published on 22 December 2016.

Notice by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

BY virtue of the provisions of the Livestock Act 1997, and for the purpose of controlling or eradicating the declared exotic disease White Spot Disease within the State of South Australia, I, Leon Bignell, MP, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries do hereby:

    Prohibit the entry or importation into South Australia of:

      (1)   live or dead crustaceans of the Order Decapoda, including but not limited to prawns, shrimps, crabs and yabbies, and live or dead polychaete worms of the Class Polychaeta, including and not limited to bristle worms, taken from any part of the State of Queensland which is south of latitude 23ºS (this includes crustaceans and polychaete worms originating from any waters south of latitude 23ºS within the State of Queensland, or originating from any commercial aquaculture crustacean farm within Queensland which is south of latitude 23ºS);

      (2)   fittings used in connection with cultivation or commercial catch of live or dead crustaceans or polychaete worms described in subclause (1) unless such fittings have been cleaned and disinfected to remove all traces of crustacean and polychaete worm product;

       (3)   live or dead crustaceans and polychaete worms that have been in contact with either of the following:

(a)  water that has held live or dead crustaceans or polychaete worms described in subclause (1); or

(b)  fittings that have previously been used in connection with live or dead crustaceans or polychaete worms described in subclause (1) unless such fittings have been cleaned and disinfected to remove all traces of crustaceans and polychaete worms or crustacean and polychaete worm product in accordance with a protocol approved by the Chief Inspector of Stock duly appointed under the Livestock Act 1997.

    Crustaceans (including but not limited to prawns, shrimps, crabs and yabbies) taken from waters in Queensland that are south of latitude 23ºS may only enter or be imported into South Australia if:

       (1)   they first have been processed for human consumption as cooked product;

       (2)   they are securely packaged; and

       (3)   they are transported directly to a point of sale for human consumption.

    Cooked product means crustaceans that have been cooked in premises approved by and under the control of the relevant state government agency that regulates food safety, to a minimum time and temperature standard where all the protein in the prawn is coagulated and no uncooked meat remains.

    This Notice shall remain in force unless amended or revoked by subsequent Notice.

Dated 14 February 2017.

Leon Bignell, Minister for
Agriculture, Food and Fisheries