[Timezone Detection]
Create Account - Join in Seconds!

User Name: Email Address:
Human Verification

What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Bringing corals from Canada?


Bookmark and Share
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... Last
Results 1 to 10 of 36
  1. #1
    CR Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Lansing
    Posts
    181
    First Name
    Matt

    Default Bringing corals from Canada?

    Hello everyone,

    I'm taking my first international vacation to Canada! While I was there I thought I'd look at different corals and maybe fish to bring back, but I'm having difficulty finding information on how legal that is to do? Searching online only seems to give me info on cats and dogs however. I was hoping someone on here has done this before and would have some helpful info. Thanks in advance for the help.Bri

  2. #2
    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
    Team CR

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Houghton Lake
    Posts
    4,788
    First Name
    Larry
    Awards Monthly Giveaway Winner Fantasy Football Champion Referral Award Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default

    You just got to get some paper work from customs? Are you shipping them back or packing them im your vehicle?
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

  3. #3
    CR Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    48
    First Name
    Jim

    Default

    You will need to have CITES paperwork if you are bringing in any SPS which verifies the origin of the particular corals. Contact US Fish and Wildlife and they have very strict import requirements as they are the folks that regulate wildlife importation. Its probably easier to order corals from US vendors rather than dealing with the hassle of meeting permit compliance. Their phone number is 734-247-6800.........................Jim Z.
    Likes Pro X liked this post

  4. #4
    dlhirst - Reefkeeper
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Detroit MI
    Posts
    665
    First Name
    Don

    Default

    +1 on Jim Zs comments. Also, at current C$ / US$ exchange there will likely be no chance for savings either.

  5. #5
    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Clio, MI
    Posts
    829

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dlhirst View Post
    +1 on Jim Zs comments. Also, at current C$ / US$ exchange there will likely be no chance for savings either.
    It would be easier to ship them. A guy from Canada came through to MASMA swap a few months ago and his corals got confiscated when he tried to go home. It was a big hassle and I'm sure all the coral died....

    Probably not worth it in my opinion.

  6. #6
    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
    Team CR

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Houghton Lake
    Posts
    4,788
    First Name
    Larry
    Awards Monthly Giveaway Winner Fantasy Football Champion Referral Award Monthly Giveaway Winner

    Default

    Just take a risk and smuggle them. Customs rarely search vehicles.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

  7. #7
    steve&mari - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    grandville mi
    Posts
    498

    Default

    Cites run bout 200 for a load of coral where ya going reef raft has some awesome stuff in Canada.
    Big Steve


    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    CR Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    48
    First Name
    Jim

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    Just take a risk and smuggle them. Customs rarely search vehicles.
    USFW takes no prisoners regarding a violation of national wildlife and CITES laws. When you do not declare something, the fines get bigger, your passport will be registered with DHS and you will always get stopped. An incredibly ill advised statement ...............Jim Z.
    Likes spartyblaze, ebushrow liked this post

  9. #9
    steve&mari - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    grandville mi
    Posts
    498

    Default

    I know reef raft has to buy the cites then drives the coral to buffalo then ships from there to us customers so its a hassle n cost is up there for the cites.
    Big Steve

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Clio, MI
    Posts
    829

    Default

    A friend of mine from Canada was working in Mi and didn't declare it. He was getting paid under the table and they some how found out. He got banned from crossing the border. After many years, he was able to get a letter from his govt allowing him to cross, but when they run his name.....it comes up banned or something. He provides them with his letter, then he's searched for hours both coming/going and it's a BIG hassle. Not worth lying to customs because if you get caught, you might never be able to cross the border again or at least for many many years.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... Last

Similar Topics

  1. Conference What is everyone bringing to MMC 2011
    By cmpenney in forum Reefing Events
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 11-08-2011, 08:42 AM
  2. Customer Question/Feedback What dry goods are you bringing to MMC?
    By rosebud161616 in forum Eye Candy Coral
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-03-2011, 12:01 AM
  3. What are you bringing to the MMMC swap on 1/31?
    By jimsflies in forum Reefing Events
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 02-04-2010, 09:34 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

About CaptiveReefs

    If you are interested in learning about reefkeeping or have a problem with your reef, our reefkeeping community is here to help. Feel free to ask a question or search our site. We have lots of experienced reefkeepers that are willing to provide free reefkeeping advice!

    Besides being a great resource for all levels of reef aquarium hobbyists, CaptiveReefs is a social experience that will enhance your enjoyment of reefkeeping. CaptiveReefs is committed to connecting reefkeepers with the support and information they need to grow beautiful coral reef aquariums.

Information

Connect with Us