De-veining of the prawn – Aussie import regulations…..off with their heads then also?

Australia to impose new regulations on raw shrimp imports from July 1st……..no veins allowed on raw shrimp entering. Imports need to be in sealed packaging.

Wonder what will happen to bulk importing for secondary processing? Most value addition offshore – as is currently. Increase usage of SUP – single use plastics (SUP) for food safety and infectious shrimp disease control.

This move is to control entry and a possible spread of EHP into Australia of vibrio in the shrimp mid-gut – but not sure how that then affects locally farmed shrimp – could be those pesky fishermen using the raw prawn as bait in fishing……..but is the Australian shrimp farming bio-security setup that poor and husbandry not sufficiently well managed to overcome issues. Is it part of state intervention in an exclusionary lock down health mentality. Certainly may affect local markets and be fall foul of WTO if applied to same shrimp species cultured in Australia.