Uncooked prawn ban extended

Uncooked prawn ban extended

THE ban on importing uncooked crustaceans, including prawns, from parts of Queensland has been extended to prevent white spot disease entering South Australia.

The disease was first detected on a number of prawn farms in the Logan River and Moreton Bay areas of South East Queensland in December 2016.

Any decapod crustaceans coming in from these areas must either be cooked or suitably irradiated prior to entering South Australia while high-value decapods such as crabs, crayfish, lobster and Moreton Bay bugs are considered low risk and are permitted subject to strict conditions.

Report suspicions of unusual disease to the emergency hotline 1800 675 888.