Tasmania is the supplier of world renown oysters and mussels of consistent high quality and freshness. The Tasmanian industry is sustainable and growing. #LoveTassieOysters #FreshTassieOysters
As the peak body representing oyster and mussel growers and hatcheries in the state, Oysters Tasmania will support the industry to grow and develop while they supply their customers with safe and delicious produce.
The new publication for the Tasmanian Oyster and Mussel industry
Legislation, Regulation & rules
The on-water activities of shellfish farmers are conducted in accordance with the provisions of two principal acts; the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Marine Farm Planning Act 1995. The two principal acts are supported by subordinate legislation. Links to the principal acts and subordinate legislation are provided below:
Food safety - seafood
Food safety issues are addressed in separate legislation, The principal act is the Primary Produce Safety Act 2011. The principal objective of the act is to ensure that all primary produce that enters the market is fit for human consumption. In order to achieve this object the act:
a) Provides for the application in Tasmania of the Food Standards Code as it relates to primary production acitvities; and
b) To develop food safety schemes for primary industries that reduce risks to consumers associated with unsafe or unsuitable primary produce; and
c) To promote consumer confidence in the safety and integrity of Tasmanian primary produce; and
d) To facilitate the trade of Tasmanian primary produce by ensuring it meets national and international food safety standards.
Links to the legislation and the Food Standards Code are provided below: