Stakeholder submissions on specific issues with Australia’s current prawn import policy are published below. The department received ten submissions and eight of the stakeholders gave consent for their submission to be published. These submissions were made in response to
Biosecurity Advice 2018-06. This consultation forms part of the
Review of the biosecurity risks for prawns.
The most common issues raised in the submissions include new and emerging pathogens that require consideration, changes in biosecurity risks of prawn commodities since the import risk analysis was released in 2009, application of Australia's appropriate level of protection (ALOP), Australia’s risk management measure options (for example cooking and testing) and pre-border, border and post-border surveillance of the effectiveness and compliance of imposed risk management measures.
All science-based submissions are being considered as the department is conducting the risk analysis and preparing the draft report.
Published submissions may not meet
Australian Government accessibility requirements as they have not been prepared by the department.