สิงหาคม 10, 2022, 09:25:16 AM
ข่าว: กลับสู่เว็บไซต์ www.nicaonline.com
หน้า: [1]   ลงล่าง
ผู้เขียน หัวข้อ: Australian; Prawn bans on the nose  (อ่าน 2469 ครั้ง)
0 สมาชิก และ 94 บุคคลทั่วไป กำลังดูหัวข้อนี้
Nicaonline
Nicaonline
Administrator
YaBB God
*****

Karma: -1
ออฟไลน์ ออฟไลน์

กระทู้: 2685



ดูรายละเอียด
« เมื่อ: มีนาคม 02, 2007, 12:40:13 PM »

Source: Herald Sun  Australian News    2/03/2007 14:19:11

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Annalise Walliker

A bottle of fancy bubbly, or 1kg of prawns to whack on the barbie?

 

That's the expensive choice Australians may have to make if proposed quarantine laws go ahead, say seafood importers.

 

They warn prawn prices could skyrocket to $80kg as the strict proposals put half Australia's prawn supply in jeopardy.

 

The Federal Government's quarantine watchdog, Biosecurity Australia, is revising its import risk assessment on prawns from countries including Vietnam, China and Thailand.

 

The draft changes, released last November, ban whole green prawns from being imported and require all prawns with the head and shells removed to be tested for viruses and bacteria.

 

None of the diseases is toxic to humans.

 

Tough quarantine controls will also apply to imported cooked prawns.

 

Australians eat 40,000 tonnes of prawns a year, and half are imported.

 

Prawn shortages because of expensive testing and strict rules will mean the death of the prawn cutlet and cheap sweet and sour prawns, said Seafood Importers Association of Australia chairman Harry Peters.

 

"I think raw prawns will go to $50 to $60kg, for sure," he said.

 

"At Christmas time they pay $45 for cooked prawns now so it's not beyond the realms that people will pay $70 or $80 for raw if they really want it."

 

Submissions on the issue closed last week, with some claiming the drastic drop in supply could push prices to $100kg.

 

A kilo of large green prawn cutlets cost $22.95kg on special at Safeway yesterday, and Coles and Bi-Lo were selling a range of imported green prawn products from $15.95 to $27.98kg.

 

But Australian prawn farmers are saying "don't come the raw prawn" as they fear viruses could decimate their industry.

 

Australian Prawn Farmers Association CEO, Scott Walter, said consumers should think of Australia's prawn and seafood industries rather than their wallets.

 

Mr Walter said claims prices would rise exorbitantly were rubbish, estimating prices would rise $3kg at most.

 

"Our advice is the testing will cost less than $1kg, so unless there are a large number of prawns that contain exotic diseases, which are a real risk to Australian prawn and crustacean species, it's unlikely that will have a major impact on price," he said.

 

"And even if it did . . . the market will only allow prices to go so high before people just stop buying prawns."

 

Editor’s Note

 

The members of GAIN are inclined to agree with Scott Walter’s point of view.  We have all gone through and foregone a great deal in the establishment of marine parks and sanctuary zones around the country in the supposed interest of preserving bio-diversity.  It would be ironic if that pain should be thrown out the window and bio-diversity still suffered through another Government Department irresponsibly putting the whole thing at risk.

 
Source or related URL: http://www.news.com.au

 
บันทึกการเข้า

ความรู้ ข่าวสาร สร้างปัญญา

หน้า: [1]   ขึ้นบน
พิมพ์
 
กระโดดไป: