- Salmonids for human consumption - Import risk analysis review of submissions (August 1998) [PDF, 107 KB]
- Head-on, gill-in Australian salmonids for human consumption - Import risk analysis review of submissions (March 2000) [PDF, 284 KB]
- Head-on, gill-in Australian salmonids for human consumption - Supplementary import risk analysis (September 1999) [PDF, 77 KB]
- The risk of introducing exotic diseases of fish into New Zealand through the importation of ocean-caught Pacific salmon from Canada (September 1994) [PDF, 5192 KB]
A risk analysis has been undertaken as a result of a USA request for New Zealand to consider market access for wild Pacific salmon from the USA.
The product considered with the risk analysis, referred to hereafter as the commodity, has been further defined as product which has been derived from fish of species within the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus; that were harvested from a population for which a documented health surveillance programme exists, which is administered by a competent government-authorised body and which has been assessed and approved by MPI; that were not slaughtered as an official disease control measure as a result of an outbreak of disease; that were processed in a premises under the control of a competent government authorised regulatory body recognised by MPI as having equivalent food safety
standards governing the processing of fish for export; that have been headed, gilled and eviscerated during the above processing; that have been individually inspected and graded during the above processing; and that were sexually immature, or sexually maturing, but not sexually mature.
This definition is consistent with regulatory processes to provide animal health and food safety assurances, and industry practice to provide health guarantees and quality assurances.