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- Aquatic animal products
- Fish skin covered in egg powder
Aquatic animal products
|Examples:||Hoki, tuna, snapper, mahi mahi, blue grenadier, fish balls, fish roe, danggit, halibut, smoked salmon, fresh salmon, salmon steak, trout, char, anchovies, anchovy-like fish, freshwater fish, sturgeon caviar, salmon caviar, scallops, oysters, mussel, squid, octopus, crab, lobster, crayfish, shrimp, sea urchins, sea cucumber, prawn, pāua, sipunculid worms, palolo worms, abalone, sea squirts, sea pineapples, egg/roe|
If the species is identifiable and dead.
Salmonid fish product it must also be headed, gilled, and gutted.
Do not bring non-marine annelids. They are not allowed into New Zealand.
Some seafood are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), like clams, sturgeon caviar and some types of sea cucumbers (teatfish). They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.
Find out about CITES – Department of Conservation
Check allowances with New Zealand Customs Service for some fish like Southern bluefin tuna, Antarctic toothfish, Patagonian toothfish, and trout.
Prohibitions and restrictions – NZ Customs
We do not have any packaging requirements but you may want to contact your airline or post company to determine if they have any special rules.
20kg, if it is a salmonid product from Australia, Canada, European Union, Norway, UK, and USA.
20kg, if it is a non-salmonid product. The combined total weight of non-salmonid aquatic animal products must not exceed 20kg.
Note, bivalve molluscan shellfish (BMS) total weight cannot exceed 5kg.
|Declare the item?||Yes|
Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance
Fish skin covered in egg powder
|Not allowed to be brought to New Zealand.|