Australia has a large fresh seafood industry. There is wild caught and farmed aquaculture product as well as imported. NZ, Vietnam, Africa, Canada and Northern Europe, including processed products.
The Aussie, Oyster, Tuna, Slamon, Prawn and Barra farming industries are significant. There is recent history of notable problems in several of these, mainly due to disease or environmental contamination. Eg Whitespot in SE Qld.
Should we be looking closer to home, for assurance our local products are safe from reported risks.? Risks like those in the doco that started with Norway, but goes beyond salmon.
Knowing the local farmed product is safe is one way to encourage sales. Not asking or checking that the controls in place are effective risks much worse for the industry. All commercial farms are closed sites, although the respective Govt Biosecurity depts must have access. It’s a challenging situation where only industry insiders will know how good the local product really is?
If anyone is able to link suitable government or industry reports on the local industries inspections, auditing or testing it may be useful content to provide reassurance?