[Coral-List] R Designation CITES

Peterrubec at cs.com Peterrubec at cs.com
Wed Nov 12 20:30:44 EST 2008

To Don Baker, In the link you provided it states that the R designation 
refers to corals that are farmed through to the F2 generation. It goes on to say 
that F2 farmed corals are exempted under CITES regulations (see quote below).. Is 
this true? I thought that even farmed corals are subject to CITES quotas?

"FARM CULTURED corals qualify as ‘captive bred’ and are exempted from CITES 
regulations if they are certified as grown from second generation cultured 

Peter Rubec, Ph.D.

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