Why does The USA get all the good stuff?

ajukes

New member
Just wondered how come you lucky guys get all these fantastic corals we are not allowed in the UK? Theres only 100,000 reefers here in the uk, in the US there must be millions. So how come we have all these crappy restrictions imposed by CITES, which dont seem to affect you guys. How does that work exactly anyone know? i mean if a coral is endangered or rare it is endangered or rare full stop, not just in one country, so i wonder if anyone here could shed any light on this and maybe help but a little bit of pressure on CITES not to be so anal!
Cheers guys and hope one day here in the UK we can get the amazing stuff you can!
 

Kevomac

New member
It seems like a fair trade off to me...we get the cool corals, you get the cool royal family...hmmm
 

ajukes

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Ide rather have the corals, i mean i doubt the Queen would sit in my living room being gawped at for hours ! LOL
 

keckles

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Queen Angel? :confused:

It all began with the Revolutionary War. You guys tax us. We beat you. We take your corals as revenge. Fair and Square. :D
 

goda

In Memoriam
because they have propagated the myth that corals are slow growers better over there then over here

( see first chapter of the reefaquarium vol 3.. he has several examples)


i like keckles reason ^^
 

SunnyX

New member
I would much rather be a reefer in Europe then in the states.

You guys get Zeo, Deltec, H&S, Tunze and many other products much cheaper and easier to get then we do.
 

tunaluver

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u think one reason might be we have more people propagating those rare and endangered corals here. i mean like you said you got a 100,000 reefers we got millions<a href="http://www.millan.net"><img src="http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/consoling2.gif" border=0></a>
 

itstheantitang

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Also you have cooler electrical plugs!

But, maybe it is because the wholesalers and transhippers are in the US (I think), and (I think) it might be a harder trip from the islands to the UK. That way, only hardy and boring corals make it your way.

Just a guess.
 

reefgeek84

In Memoriam
Market demand. the more people you have buying things in larger amounts and probably higher prices they will sell to them first.

Think about it if you could make an extra 100k selling to one place then you would to the other, you would sell to that place as well. Its all about business and money drives that not fairness to who should get what.
 

RobbyG

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Maybe Royal Grammer :) I love how she speaks

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7509536#post7509536 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by keckles
Queen Angel? :confused:

It all began with the Revolutionary War. You guys tax us. We beat you. We take your corals as revenge. Fair and Square. :D
 

futrtrubl

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The thing is that CITES only relates to International trade and export. So any corals found in the US can be freely traded in the US (depending on local laws) and that includes Hawaii, but cannot be exported internationally without damn good reason for a permit, and "to make money" isn't an acceptable one ;']

Edward
 

Saltz Creep

New member
We have fish and corals and you have fish and chips.

Just kidding :D
The English have some good-looking reef tanks



























EnglishTank.jpg
 

RobbyG

New member
I often wonder why the british people allow the government to control them so much! Brits pay huge taxes, they pay customs duty on everything and everything costs a fortune, and Ironicaly they get paid poorly! They are the only country in the world that takes this kind of abuse from Goverment and just smiles :)

I guess that stiff upper lip stuff really helps the politicians.
 

SilverShark

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I know I wish we had liveaquaria to order from and stuff! LOL.

RobbyG who ever told you brits get paid poorly? lol. Thats why I love going to the USA as things are much cheaper to me over your side :D
 

WayneL333

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7509536#post7509536 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by keckles
Queen Angel? :confused:

It all began with the Revolutionary War. You guys tax us. We beat you. We take your corals as revenge. Fair and Square. :D

LOL. Man that was funny!
 

anydarnthing

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Maybe you should blame the Japanese more since they receive the majority of the rare fish and corals then the US, since they're closer to the source.
 
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