SafeFish has participated in a number of different projects aimed to assess health risks associated with seafood consumption. Below you can find links to these reports grouped by species:

2016 SafeFish Annual Report

Click here to access the Annual Report for SafeFish activities throughout the 2015-2016 period.

Seafood Safety Brochure

The Seafood Safety Brochure contains a collection of informative fact sheets for a number of food safety hazards that may affect seafood in Australia. These sheets include a short summary on the hazard, its prevalence of outbreaks in Australia, the dose required to cause illness, the symptoms associated with illness, inactivation and prevention strategies, detection methods and the Australian regulatory requirements for these hazards. The hazards included in this brochure are as follows:

General Seafood Reports

Parasites in Australian Seafood
Other General Seafood Reports

Marine Biotoxins

 Rock Lobsters


  1. Assessment of methodologies for the enumeration of pathogenic Vibrio species in Australian prawns
  2. 2012-13 Survey of Australian wild-caught prawns for analysis of cadmium and selenium
  3. Food safety risks associated with prawns consumed in Australia
  4. Risk assessment of cadmium in Australian wild-caught prawn muscle tissue



On occasion, SafeFish can provide sponsorship funding for researchers and/or technical representatives to attend meetings, workshops or training events that are of particular interest to the work that SafeFish undertakes or represents. Below are some recent examples:

UNESCO/IOC Taxonomic Training in Identification & Enumeration of Harmful Algae

International Workshop on Shellfish Harvest Area Classification