Victorian Shellfish Quality Assurance

The Victorian shellfish quality assurance program is the VictorianMussels 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 area

Classification

Pinnace Channel

Approved

Mount Martha

Conditional Approved

Clifton Springs

Approved

Grassy Point

Approved

Dromana

Conditional Approved

Flinders

Conditional Approved

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