How to comment on proposals to amend the Australian Fish names Standard

 

The Fish names standard is reviewed and updated at regular intervals. During a review, public comment is sought for all proposed changes. These will be posted on this site. 

The process for commenting, when a call is made is as follows:

 
  • Follow the link provided below.
  • Your comments need to focus on whether the proposed Standard Fish Name complies with the Standard Fish Names Protocols.
  • Your completed form will be submitted upon completion
 

Applications for public comment 

 

The FRDC Fish Names Committee is seeking comment from all stakeholders on 24 applications to amend the Australian Fish Names Standard.

Public consultation is a key part of the fish names procedures. The Fish Names Committee places great importance on the feedback received from stakeholders when making a final decision on these applications. The closing date for feedback is 14 February 2017.

Click on the following link and the data will be submitted on completion - Applications for public comment

In summary, the applications are:

1. Applications to add specific species names to the Australian Fish Names Standard that were normally covered by the group name.  These species are subject to stock assessment and reporting through fisheries agencies and need to be added. The marketing name will not change

  • App 255 to add the species name Pipi for Donax deltoides.
  • App 256 to add the species name Orange Mud Crab for Scylla olivacea
  • App 257 to add the species name Mud Crab for Scylla serrata
  • App 258 to add the species name Serrate Bug for Ibacus pubescens
  • App 259 to add the species name Western Balmain Bug for Ibacus novemdentatus
  • App 260 to add the species name Balmain Bug for Ibacus peronii
  • App 261 to add the species name Shortfoot Bug for Ibacus brevipes
  • App 262 to add the species name Honey Bug for Ibacus brucei
  • App 263 to add the species name Smooth Bug for Ibacus chacei
  • App 264 to add the species name Mud Bug for Thenus parindicus
  • App 265 to add the species name Sand Bug for Thenus australiensis
  • App 273 to add the species name Venus Clam for Venerupis largillierti
  • App 274 to add the group name AUSTRALIAN VENUS CLAMS for Venerupis spp (except 
    for Venerupis  largillierti)

2.  Applications caused by a change in scientific nomenclature for the SAUCER SCALLOPS species

The scientific name for Amusium balloti (Ballot’s Saucer Scallop) has changed to Ylistrum balloti. This is the major commercial species. This has resulted in a number of proposed amendments to the saucer scallops in the AFNS.

  • App 252 to change the SFN to SAUCER SCALLOPS for Amusium pleuronectes and Ylistrum balloti
  • App 253 to add the SFN Ballot's Saucer Scallop for Ylistrum balloti
  • App 254 to add the SFN Saucer Scallop for Amusium pleuronectes

3.  Addition of export species of finfish

These commercial species have not been previously listed in the AFNS and need to be added.

  • App 266 to add the SFN Mackerel Icefish for Champsocephalus gunnari
  • App 267 to add the SFN Bigeye Grenadier for Macrourus holotrachys

4.  Amendments to Prawn species in line with taxonomic change and to assist the marketing of prawn species

  • App 272 to add the SFN GREASYBACK PRAWNS for Trachysalambria spp.
  • App 228 to add the SFN Banana Prawn for Penaeus merguiensis
  • App 268 to amend the TIGER PRAWNS group by the removal of Penaeus pulchricaudatus which will leave Penaeus esculentus & Penaeus semisulcatus as the group
  • App 269 to add the SFN Australian Kuruma Prawn for Penaeus pulchricaudatus
  • App 228 to add the SFN Banana Prawn for Penaeus merguiensis

5.  Addition of previously unnamed species of Abalone

These species of abalone are exported and need to be added to the AFNS

  • App 270 to add the SFN Tiger Abalone for Haliotis laevigata x Haliotis rubra
  • App 271 to add the SFN Tropical Abalone for Haliotis asinina

The Fish Names Committee uses a web based procedure to allow for respondents to provide feedback.  Click on the following link and the data will be submitted on completion. Applications for public comment