Ban on some coral imports to the EU?

Hoeksema, B.W. Hoeksema at
Mon Oct 11 03:12:18 EDT 1999


Earlier, I received a message from a CITES Netherlands representative.
Since Sept. 16, the ban became effective with regard to corals from

Best regards

Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema
Co-ordinator Sea Research (Fauna Malesiana Marina)
National Museum of Natural History Naturalis
P.O. Box 9517
2300 RA  Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31.71.5687631
Fax: +31.71.5687666
E-mail: Hoeksema at

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van:	James Wiseman [SMTP:james at]
> Verzonden:	vrijdag 8 oktober 1999 17:38
> Aan:	Coral-List (E-mail)
> Onderwerp:	Ban on some coral imports to the EU?
> I have recently heard a rumor (unconfirmed) that some corals are no longer
> to be imported to the EU, as per a directive from the Sept. 16 1999
> meeting
> in Brussels.  This list includes (but is not limited to):
> Catalaphyllia jardinei
> Trachyphyllia geoffroyi
> Plerogyra spp. (+ Physogyra spp.)
> Euphyllia divisa, E. glabrescens
> Cynarima lacrymalis
> Blastomussa spp.
> I am writing to ask the coral-list subscribers from the EU if they can
> confirm the veracity of this information.
> Cheers
> James Wiseman
> Project Engineer
> Winmar Consulting Services

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