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Fish Importers Guilty Of Breaches

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AUSTRALIA - Quarantine Officers from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) have detected and prosecuted recent breaches of Australias importation laws, leading to two successful prosecutions.

Illegal salmon imports

A Sydney company was fined $10,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for illegally importing more than 50 kilograms of Scottish salmon on 24 June 2010.

DAFF quarantine officers detected the salmon in a consignment of frozen seafood that arrived in Brisbane from Sweden in June 2010. The company had provided false and misleading documents and lacked the required import permits.

DAFF investigators executed a search warrant at the companys offices and found fraudulent documents used to facilitate the illegal importation.