Growing and Harvest Areas
ShellMAP maintains a list of approved growing areas in Tasmania, their management plans, and their current harvesting status permitting where harvesting can take place.
ShellMAP defines growing areas across the state, each containing a number of harvest areas.
ShellMAP is responsible for the formal closure and opening of harvest areas, which may be triggered by the level of environmental risk identified through ShellMAP monitoring and sampling activities.
There are currently 30 ShellMAP growing areas, containing 50 harvest areas.
Current Harvest Status
ShellMAP occasionally closes growing areas for short periods of time due to environmental conditions, such as heavy rainfall and toxic algal blooms. During these periods, harvesting is not permitted, under the Primary Produce Safety (Seafood) Regulations 2014.
Current harvesting status of growing areas is outlined in the current classification notice. The classification notice takes effect on the date of issue, and revokes and replaces all previous classification notices. It remains in force until it is revoked.
Read the current classification notice.
Revoked Classification Notices
Revoked classification notices are archived as monthly collections. If an individual document is required, please contact the ShellMAP Regulatory Services team with a month and notice number.
Growing Area Management Plans
Each growing area has a management plan, which is the guidance document used for decisions on opening and closing growing areas.
Management criteria are established using data collected and analysed according to Australian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (ASQAP) Guidelines. Annual and triennial reviews ensure the data is current and fit for purpose.
Find and download a management plan within the following council areas:
King Island Council