ASQAPAustralian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program (shellfish sanitation program)
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The NSW program currently requires that all oysters harvested in that state be depurated for 36 h at ambient temperature 24-25[degrees]C before marketing for human consumption; however, with the implementation of the ASQAP, the requirement for depuration will be determined by the classification of a harvest area, as is the case in other Australian states.
The implementation of the ASQAP is facilitating oyster exports from Australia.
In the ASQAP, samples of wood sent by industry are analyzed for the surface retention of chemical.