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ahmed_iAM
11/11/2013, 02:29 PM
I am coming back from Dubia in two weeks and have found some very nice frags that I have not seen before. Is it illegal to bring these back without a CITES license or should I try my luck and see what happens? It would not be anything big and would probably be in a small 4"x4" styrofoam container. If anyone has tried this or has more knowledge about this that would be great. Thank you.

saltyair
11/11/2013, 03:01 PM
well in Canada you need permits I would assume the US is the same

Reefmedic79
11/11/2013, 04:06 PM
I don't think you will be able to do it without some sort of aquaculture documentation, and my guess it will probably take longer than a couple weeks to get them.

Another option, might be to have them shipped into the states, and may be even easier if you can ship it to a LFS you trust as they would likely have the documentation on the receiving side.

Av8bluewater
11/11/2013, 04:12 PM
You need a permit.

chicagoreefer20
11/11/2013, 09:02 PM
Pictures!