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02-10-2010, 05:45 PM,
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Just posted a number of very nice shells on <a href="" target="_blank"><!-- w --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- w --></a>

Take a look!  Go to the site, then "collectibles', then "Seashells"


02-11-2010, 09:40 AM,
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Nice selection there Paul, sadly nothing for me but good luck with the auctions. Just a word, I thought all Tridacna species were CITES these days or am I mistaken?
02-11-2010, 01:11 PM,
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I always get confused with CITES policies.  I have tridacna and I had no idea they were on CITES.  But they are 30+ years old.  Is it still illegal to purchase or sell if they were purchased/collected before they were on CITES?
02-11-2010, 03:34 PM,
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According to their species list all Tridacna species are in Appendix ii see webpage:
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as far as I can make out this means you need an export permit from them and sometimes an import one too. I find the whole CITES set-up extremely confusing and sometimes ridiculous, some of the insect species that are in appendix i and ii are not in the least threatened, in fact some are being farmed. I and a lot of colleagues of mine are all of the opinion that, apart from the vertebrate protection which is a joke at times, CITES is just a PR exercise.

02-11-2010, 03:37 PM,
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Oh, and don't forget folks that Strombus gigas is also Appendix ii!

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