coral as a gift item

Tamara Greenleaf tamara at
Fri Aug 13 17:18:37 EDT 1999

The article on coral smuggling arrests says

"Coral and seashell items are often sold as souvenirs in gift
shops and other stores in the United States and around the world.
Consumers in this country should make sure these products are
legal before buying them."

The question I have is,
HOW can a consumer make sure a coral item in a gift shop is legal?

Are there any circumstances in which a coral item being sold as a gift or
souvenir is okay?

Tamara Greenleaf
Executive Director, CORALNEWS
co/Greenleaf Associates LLC
812 SW Washington, Ste. 400
Portland, Oregon 97205-3211
Tel: 503/796-0350
Fax: 503/827-6566

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