Interim Report

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

22 June 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-603-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 442KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 24KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 14KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 82KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
White spot disease in Australia
Outbreak of WSD in the Logan River and Moreton Bay areas
Purpose of interim report
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Australia's biosecurity regime and the white spot outbreak (PDF 90KB)

Australia's biosecurity regime
Responding to an outbreak of pests or disease in Australia
AQUAVETPLAN white spot disease strategy
Managing the WSD outbreak
Costs and funding

Chapter 3 - Prawn imports into Australia (PDF 126KB)

Biosecurity obligations
Import Risk Analysis (IRA)
WSD outbreak and import suspensions
Exemptions from suspension
Import biosecurity breaches

Chapter 4 - WSSV and testing of prawn imports (PDF 66KB)

Testing results
Issues with testing
WSD and retail conditions

Chapter 5 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 44KB)

DAWR response to outbreak
Importation concerns
Testing for white spot
Extension to report

Appendix 1 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)

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