As reported in the media today there were some clearance delays in China on Friday and Saturday for some Australian lobster shipments as new inspection processes were being implemented.
There is a new testing regime for Australian lobster being exported to China. This has delayed processing of consignments on Friday and Saturday which in turn caused fishing to be temporarily suspended as a precautionary response.
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One of the key changes to the legislation was the introduction of the new Back of Boat (BOB) lobster sales mechanism. This mechanism allows fishers to land up to 100 lobsters per trip to sell directly to local restaurants, seafood retailers, the general public and tourists.