Restrictions on Fin-Fish and Fin-Fish Products


On 17 May 2023, all requirements and conditions for importing animals and animal products into Tasmania were fully enacted under the Tasmanian Biosecurity Act 2019, (replacing the now repealed Animal Health Act 1995).

These import requirements and conditions can now be found within one easy to access document, the Tasmanian Animal Biosecurity Manual (TABM):

 Tasmanian Animal Biosecurity Manual (PDF 1Mb)​​​​​​​​​​​

Please make a note of the address for this new Manual, as the webpage you are currently viewing is scheduled to be archived.​

Please contact Biosecurity Tasmania for further information on tel. 03 6165 3777, or email ​

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Non-viable fin-fish and products derived from fin-fish are a restricted material.

This includes any material of, or sourced or derived from, any of the following species of fish:

Fish of the family Salmonidae
Ammodytes lancea (Sand-eels)
Anarchichas lupus (Wolffish)
Anguilla anguilla (European eel)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Anguilla rostrata (American eel)
Aulorhynchus flavidus (Tubesnout)
Brevoortia tyrannus (Atlantic menhaden)
Centrolabrus exoletus (Rock cod)
Clupea pallasi (Pacific herring)
Ctenolabrus rupestris (Goldsinny wrasse)
Cymatogaster aggregata (Shiner perch)
Dicentrarchus labrax (European sea bass )
Dicentrarchus labrax (Sea bass)
Enchelyopus cimbrius (Four-bearded rockling)
Eopsetta grigorjewi (Shotted halibut)
Epinephelus okaara (Red grouper)
Epinephelus septemfasciatus (Sevenband grouper)
Gadus aeglefinus (Haddock)
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)
Gadus morhua (Atlantic cod)
Gasterosteus aculeatus (Stickleback)
Hexagrammos otakii (Greenling)
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American plaice)
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)
Hyperoplus lanceolatus (Sand-eels)
Labrus bimaculatus (Cuckoo wrasse)
Merluccia sp. (Pacific hake)
Merluccius species (Hake)
Morone americana (White perch)
Morone saxatilis (Striped bass)
Mugil cephalus (Mullet)
Mugil cephalus (Striped mullet)
Mylio macrocephalus (Black sea bream)
Navodan modestus (Oval file fish)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout)
Onos mustela (Rockling)
Pagrus major (Red sea bream)
Pagrus pagrus (Sea bream)
Paralichthys lethostigma (Southern flounder)
Paralichthys olivaceus (Japanese flounder)
Parapristipoma trilineatum (Three-line grunt)
Perca fluviatilis (Redfin Perch)
Platichthys flesus (Flounder)
Platycephalus indicus (Flathead)
Pleuronectes platessa (Plaice)
Pollachius virens (Coalfish, Pollock)
Pollachius virens (Pollock)
Rhombosolea tapirina (Greenback flounder)
Salmo salar (Atlantic salmon)
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)
Sardinops sagax (Pilchard or pacific sardine)
Scophthalmus maximus (Turbot)
Sebastes schlegeli (Schlegel's black rockfish)
Seriola aureovittata (Gold-striped amberjack)
Seriola quinqueradiata (Yellowtail)
Seriola. dumerilii (Greater amberjack)
Solea solea (Sole)
Sparus aurata (Gilthead sea bream)
Sprattus sprattus (Sprat)
Stephanolepis cirrhifer (File fish)
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)
Umbrina cirrosa (Shy drum)

Import Requirements

The import requirements for non-viable finfish and finfish products under the Biosecurity Act ​2019 (previously the now repealed Animal Hea​lth ​Act 1995​), are set out in the notice below:

Importation of Non-Viable Fish &​ Restricted Fish Material (132 KB

For information on prohibited exotic fish species (live) please go to the webpage Inland Fisheries - Biosecurity​.

For further information: 


Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777