Victorian Shellfish Quality Assurance

MusselsThe Victorian shellfish quality assurance program is the Victorian implementation of the Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (ASQAP) requirements of the Food Standards Code.

The Victorian shellfish quality assurance program provides for the active monitoring of shellfish harvesting areas (growing waters). Harvesting areas compliant with the ASQAP based Export Standard may be accredited for the harvest of product for export.

Holders of a valid Aquaculture (Crown Land - Bivalve Shellfish) licence may grow bivalve shellfish for the purpose of human consumption. To sell product for human consumption the licence holders must also be licensed by PrimeSafe under the Seafood Safety Act 2003.

The following harvesting areas have been classified as suitable waters for the growing and harvesting of shellfish for the purpose of human consumption:

Harvesting areaClassification
Pinnace Channel Approved
Mount Martha Conditional Approved
Clifton Springs Approved
Grassy Point Approved
Dromana Conditional Approved
Flinders Conditional Approved
Pinnace Channel SHA Approved
NW Port Phillip Bay SHA Approved
Discovery Bay Pipi Approved

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