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Old September 16th, 2001, 10:44 PM
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Default Buying coral?

Has anyone ever heard of there being a problem with bringing coral back through customs?
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Old September 17th, 2001, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Buying coral?

Do you mean jewelry or coral from the reefs?
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Old September 22nd, 2001, 05:58 PM
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Hi- We went to Cozumel twice in one year, and purchased some Black Coral Jerelry. It was not expensive, and my wife is not home now, she is still at work, a nurse on the heart floor keeps her busy. My wife has a name in Cozumel of a dealer who goes out of his way to please. WE DID NOT HAVE ANY TROUBLE BRINGING IN VARIOUS CORAL PIECES. bOB
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Old September 25th, 2001, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: Buying coral?

We were told not to buy any loose pieces of coral (from the reef) that it wouldn't be allowed through customs. The people on the ship said that buying loose coral gives incentive to locals to go and harvest more coral from the reefs, which in turn kills the reefs. Coral jewelery was fine because the coral was grown for that specific purpose (if you buy it from a jewelry store).
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