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                                                                                           AS SSA 5300—2009
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                                                                                                                                       Australian Standard®
                                                                                                                                       AS SSA 5300-2009

                                                                                                                                       Australian Fish Names Standard



                                                                                                              ISBN 978-0-9806325-1-4
                                                                                                              Format: Paperback

                                                                                                              ISBN 978-0-9806325-2-1
                                                                                                              Format: Online
                                                                                           This Australian Standard® was prepared by Seafood Services Australia Limited. As an accredited Standards
                                                                                           Development Organization, Seafood Services Australia Limited develops and publishes seafood standards. The
                                                                                           Standard was endorsed on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 9 June 2009. It was published on
                                                                                           31/07/2009.


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                                                                                           This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as: Australian Fish Names Standard Version 2 April 2008.

                                                                                           Seafood Services Australia wishes to acknowledge the participation of the expert individuals that contributed to
                                                                                           the development of this Standard through their representation on the Fish Names Committee of Seafood Services
                                                                                           Australia Ltd. The following are represented on the Fish Names Committee (FNC):

                                                                                           Voting members
                                                                                           Seafood Services Australia (FNC Chair)
                                                                                           Australian Seafood Industry Council (one member)
                                                                                           Seafood Importers Association of Australia (one member)
                                                                                           Recreational Fishing Representative (one member)
                                                                                           Australian Fisheries Managers Forum (two members)
                                                                                           Expertise based members (three members)
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                                                                                           Consumer representative (one member)

                                                                                           Non-voting advisers
                                                                                           CSIRO (three members)

                                                                                           Non-voting FNC Secretariat
                                                                                           Seafood Services Australia

                                                                                           Non-voting observers
                                                                                           The FNC invites a wide range of stakeholder interests to participate as observers, including:
                                                                                           Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
                                                                                           Australian Biological Resources Study
                                                                                           Australian Food and Grocery Council
                                                                                           Australian Quarantine Inspection Service Exports
                                                                                           Australian Quarantine Inspection Service Imports
                                                                                           Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
                                                                                           Food Standards Australia New Zealand
                                                                                           Aquarium industry
                                                                                           Major grocery retailers


                                                                                           Keeping Standards up-to-date
                                                                                           Australian Standards® are living documents that reflect progress in science, technology and systems. To
                                                                                           maintain their currency, all Standards are periodically reviewed, and new editions are published. Between
                                                                                           editions, amendments may be issued.

                                                                                           Standards may also be withdrawn. It is important that readers assure themselves they are using a current
                                                                                           Standard, which should include any amendments that may have been published since the Standard was
                                                                                           published.

                                                                                           Detailed information about Australian Standards, drafts, amendments and new projects can
                                                                                           be found by visiting www.standards.org.au.


                                                                                           Australian Standards developed by the Seafood Services Australia (AS SSA Standards) are updated,
                                                                                           according to the needs of the industry, by amendments or revision. Users of AS SSA Standards
                                                                                           should make sure that they possess the latest amendments or editions.

                                                                                           Representations concerning the need for a change to this Standard should be addressed to:
                                                                                           The Secretariat, Fish Names Committee
                                                                                           Seafood Services Australia
                                                                                           PO Box 2188
                                                                                           Ascot Qld 4007
                                                                                           Telephone: +61 7 3633 6777
                                                                                           Facsimile: +61 7 3633 6776
                                                                                           Email: fnc@seafoodservices.com.au
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                                                                                                                                                                                          AS SSA 5300—2009
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                                                                                                                            Australian Standard®


                                                                                                                            Australian Fish Names Standard



                                                                                                                            First published as AS SSA 5300—2007
                                                                                                                                                                                      .
                                                                                                                            Second edition 2009




                                                                                               SSA’s development of the Australian Fish Names Standard is supported with funding from the
                                                                                                       Australian Government's Fisheries Research and Development Corporation




                                                                                                                              Standard developed by Seafood Services Australia Ltd,
                                                                                                                                accredited by Standards Australia as the Standards
                                                                                                                                 Development Organization for seafood standards.
                                                                                           Australian Fish Names Standard                                                                Page 2 of 13




                                                                                                                    Australian Standard — Australian Fish Names Standard.


                                                                                                                             © Copyright Seafood Services Australia
                                                                                                                                    PO Box 2188 Ascot Qld 4007




                                                                                           Disclaimers
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                                                                                           1       Notwithstanding anything contained in this Standard:

                                                                                                   (a)        SSA disclaims responsibility (including where SSA or any of its officers, employees,
                                                                                                   agents or contractors has been negligent) for any direct or indirect loss, damage, claim, or
                                                                                                   liability any person may incur as a result of any:
                                                                                                            (i) reliance on or compliance with this Standard;
                                                                                                            (ii) inaccuracy or inappropriateness of this Standard; or
                                                                                                            (iii) inconsistency of this Standard with any law; and
                                                                                                   (b) SSA disclaims responsibility (including where SSA or any of its officers, employees, agents
                                                                                                   or contractors has been negligent) for ensuring compliance by any person with this Standard.
                                                                                           2       The above disclaimers will not apply to the extent they are inconsistent with any relevant
                                                                                                   legislation.




                                                                                           Copyright

                                                                                           This is a licensed electronic copy of a document where copyright is owned or managed by Seafood
                                                                                           Services Australia Ltd. A condition of purchase of this product is that the Licensee prints a hard copy
                                                                                           of the Electronic Product License, provided with this electronic copy, complete the form and keep on
                                                                                           file for future reference.

                                                                                           On completing the form, the Licensee may:
                                                                                               use the document for internal use in the Licensee’s organisation
                                                                                               make a maximum of three paper copies of the document for internal use in the Licensee’s
                                                                                                 organisation
                                                                                               store the electronic document, plus one backup copy, in a way that ensures the electronic
                                                                                                 document may only be accessed by the licensee

                                                                                           Note: if the electronic document and backup copy are stored on a computer network, measures must
                                                                                           be in place to ensure that these may only be accessed by the licensee, and cannot be transferred or
                                                                                           otherwise distributed via the network.




                                                                                                                               Standard developed by Seafood Services Australia Ltd,
                                                                                                                                 accredited by Standards Australia as the Standards
                                                                                                                                  Development Organization for seafood standards.
                                                                                           Australian Fish Names Standard                                                                                                                Page 3 of 13



                                                                                           Table of Contents
                                                                                           Introduction..................................................................................................................................... 4
                                                                                                   Need for standard fish names .................................................................................................. 4
                                                                                                   Purpose of this Standard .......................................................................................................... 4
                                                                                                   Preparation of this Standard..................................................................................................... 4
                                                                                                   Fish Names Committee ............................................................................................................ 5
                                                                                                   Seafood Services Australia ...................................................................................................... 5

                                                                                           1.      Scope ....................................................................................................................................... 6
                                                                                                1.1         Application....................................................................................................................... 6

                                                                                           2.      Interpretative Guidelines ....................................................................................................... 6
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                                                                                                2.1         Compliance with this Standard ....................................................................................... 6
                                                                                                2.2         Abbreviations, definitions and terms ............................................................................... 6
                                                                                                   2.2.1        Application .................................................................................................................. 6
                                                                                                   2.2.2        Abbreviations .............................................................................................................. 6
                                                                                                   2.2.3        Terms and definitions ................................................................................................. 7
                                                                                                2.3         Footnotes ........................................................................................................................ 7

                                                                                           3.          References .......................................................................................................................... 7
                                                                                                3.1         Application and format .................................................................................................... 7
                                                                                                3.2         Referenced documents ................................................................................................... 7

                                                                                           4.      Requirements for using standard fish names ..................................................................... 8
                                                                                                4.1         Use of Standard Fish Names .......................................................................................... 8
                                                                                                   4.1.1        When fish are sold or traded to consumers ................................................................ 8
                                                                                                   4.1.2        When fish are sold or traded other than directly to consumers .................................. 8
                                                                                                   4.1.3        Communication of Fish Names .................................................................................. 8
                                                                                                   4.1.4        Standard Fish Names - Scope and Priority ................................................................ 8
                                                                                                4.2         Use of other fish names .................................................................................................. 9
                                                                                                   4.2.1        When other fish names may be used ......................................................................... 9
                                                                                                   4.2.2        Notification of use of other fish names ....................................................................... 9
                                                                                                   4.2.3 Display of obsolete fish names ....................................................................................... 9

                                                                                           History of Revisions ..................................................................................................................... 10
                                                                                                Updates and amendments to Annex A: Standard Fish Names ................................................. 10

                                                                                           Annex A.             Standard Fish Names ............................................................................................. 13
                                                                                                This Annex forms part of this Standard ...................................................................................... 13
                                                                                                Format and content .................................................................................................................... 13
                                                                                                Updating Annex A ...................................................................................................................... 13




                                                                                                                                                Standard developed by Seafood Services Australia Ltd,
                                                                                                                                                  accredited by Standards Australia as the Standards
                                                                                                                                                   Development Organization for seafood standards.
                                                                                           Australian Fish Names Standard                                                                Page 4 of 13


                                                                                           Introduction
                                                                                           Need for standard fish names

                                                                                              Public and consumer confidence is supremely important to the well being of Australia’s $2.5 billion
                                                                                              seafood industry. Standard fish names remove confusion, strengthen consumer confidence, create
                                                                                              market efficiency, underpin effective species-based fisheries management, and improve
                                                                                              management of food safety.
                                                                                              Australia has over 4500 native species of finfish, and many more crustaceans and molluscs.
                                                                                              Several hundred of these species are important commercially, and many others support
                                                                                              recreational activities such as fishing and diving. Australia also imports seafood products consisting
                                                                                              of many other fish species from around the world to help satisfy the increasing demand for
                                                                                              seafood.
                                                                                              Confusion over fish names has been caused by the numerous species Australia has on offer, a
                                                                                              species being known by more than one name, or the same name being used for more than one
                                                                                              species. As early as the 1920s, meetings were held in Sydney to discuss fish names as the local
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                                                                                              and regional variations were becoming apparent.
                                                                                              Extensive work on standardizing names used for fish in Australia has been undertaken since the
                                                                                              early 1980s by industry, governments, scientists and other stakeholders. Major progress has been
                                                                                              made since 1992 as a result of strategic investments by the Fisheries Research and Development
                                                                                              Corporation. SSA has maintained this momentum since it accepted responsibility for standardizing
                                                                                              fish names in 2001, culminating in the development of this Standard.
                                                                                              The Australian Standard Fish Names Standard includes agreed names for over 600 commercially
                                                                                              important domestic and imported species of fish, and over 4,000 other domestic finfish. The
                                                                                              process of assigning these agreed names drew on the expertise of several of the world’s best
                                                                                              fisheries taxonomists and other key stakeholders.
                                                                                              The development and maintenance of this Standard is underpinned by rigorous procedures that
                                                                                              have been agreed to by government, industry and other stakeholders over the last two decades
                                                                                              and which are administered by SSA and its Fish Names Committee.

                                                                                           Purpose of this Standard

                                                                                           Use of standard fish names in Australia, as defined in this Standard, achieves outcomes that are
                                                                                           consistent with the aims of industry and governments, including:

                                                                                                  improved sustainability of fisheries resources (use of standard names by all stakeholders
                                                                                                   enables more accurate fisheries monitoring and stock assessments)

                                                                                                  improved industry profitability (increased efficiency in seafood marketing and consumer
                                                                                                   confidence)

                                                                                                  reduced public health risks (more effective management of food safety and seafood related
                                                                                                   public health incidents)

                                                                                                  reduced potential for misleading and deceptive conduct (more accurate trade descriptors
                                                                                                   enable consumers to make more informed choices when purchasing seafood).

                                                                                           Preparation of this Standard

                                                                                           SSA is an accredited Standards Australia, Standards Development Organisation.. This Standard was
                                                                                           prepared by the SSA’s Fish Names Committee (FNC) in accordance with requirements set down for
                                                                                           developing Australian Standards. The Standard is the result of a consensus among a wide range of
                                                                                           stakeholders and an extensive process of consultation including with the Fish Names Experts Group
                                                                                           and the general public.




                                                                                                                              Standard developed by Seafood Services Australia Ltd,
                                                                                                                                accredited by Standards Australia as the Standards
                                                                                                                                 Development Organization for seafood standards.
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                                                                                           Fish Names Committee

                                                                                           The membership and operational procedures for the Fish Names Committee (FNC) are specified in
                                                                                           SSA’s Fish Names Handbook. The FNC membership reflects the important role of key stakeholders in
                                                                                           the fish names process and ensures that the committee collectively possesses skills and knowledge
                                                                                           relating to:
                                                                                                        a. seafood production/harvesting
                                                                                                        b. seafood marketing and trade
                                                                                                        c.   promotion and public relations
                                                                                                        d. seafood consumer issues
                                                                                                        e. fish taxonomy and nomenclature
                                                                                                        f.   legislation and processes relevant to the import and export of seafood
                                                                                                        g. government operations and processes, including regulatory issues relevant to
                                                                                                           seafood
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                                                                                                        h. industry leadership
                                                                                                        i.   corporate governance including the operations of Boards or committees
                                                                                           For a current list of FNC members go to: http://www.seafood.net.au/fishnames

                                                                                           Seafood Services Australia

                                                                                              SSA is a not-for-profit company established by the Fisheries Research and Development
                                                                                              Corporation and the Australian Seafood Industry Council to be a catalyst for sustainable
                                                                                              development of the Australian seafood industry.




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                                                                                                                                 accredited by Standards Australia as the Standards
                                                                                                                                  Development Organization for seafood standards.
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