A trial of two people who have pleaded not guilty to trafficking in fish will start in the Supreme on Tuesday.
Shayne Michael Murphy, a former Labor senator for Tasmania and Ruhua (Katy) Liu face a count of trafficking in fish contrary to the Living Marine Resources Act 1995 in Launceston on December 14, 2015.
Chief Justice Alan Blow outlined some details to the selected jury panel before adjournment for legal argument.
The couple are charged with possessing, processing, selling, distributing and transporting "black market" abalone.
The trial will call at least 12 witnesses and is expected to finish next week.
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