Final Report

Biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat) into Australia

31 October 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-676-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 642KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 21KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 14KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 11KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and context of inquiry (PDF 113KB)

Conduct of inquiry
Logan River white spot outbreak
White spot disease outbreak response
Interim report
Import conditions
Report structure

Chapter 2 - The impact of WSD on industries (PDF 104KB)

General concerns
Impact on prawn farmers
Impact on commercial operators
Impact on seafood importers and retailers
Assistance to farmers
Aquatic EADRA

Chapter 3 - Seafood imports and potential disease pathways (PDF 100KB)

Five possible pathways
On-farm biosecurity practices
Genetic testing

Chapter 4 - Operation Cattai and stakeholder communication (PDF 94KB)

Federal and state communication
Operation Cattai and heightened disease risk
Failures in biosecurity practices
Enhanced diagnostic testing regime

Chapter 5 - 2009 Import Risk Analysis for Prawns and Prawn Products (PDF 104KB)

Development of the IRA for prawns
Reaction to draft and final IRAs
Revision of the 2009 IRA
Importing cooked prawns
'Highly processed' prawns

Chapter 6 - Committee views and recommendations (PDF 72KB)

Impact on industry
Departmental response to outbreak
Enhanced import conditions
Diagnostic testing
Import Risk Analysis
Industry and stakeholder consultation

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 21KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 19KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511