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Recent CITES Updates

Recent CITES Updates
Due to recent CITES enforcements by the Secretariat, the following countries have been restricted from trading species listed in Appendix II: Tonga, Marshall Islands and Cook Islands. Until further notice these countries will not be able to export CITES items, however, fish and other non-CITES invertebrates are still authorized to be exported.
To help maintain a wide range of variety we will be increasing our coral imports from areas not affected by the closure. One notable item we will not have in stock is Tonga live rock. Be sure to contact your sales representative for suggestions for live rock alternatives.