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    Carry-on livestock

    Has anyone ever had any problems bringing livestock (corals or fish) as cary on on an airplane ? My bro is flying in from Ottawa in a few weeks and it would suck if he could'nt bring a box of livegoods on the plane with him and have to chuck it.

    I've done it twice without a problem but I remember reading a thred on canreef about people having to leave stuff behind.

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    I have a friend who's done it. He says it's no problem within Canada.
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    Within Canada you have no problem at all have done it from B.C to Montreal.It is when you bring it in Internationally that you run into problems especially with corals.
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    Within canada its ok but when you bring stuff from the states they want to know what you bring,what type of species and is it illigal in canada,is it a protected species.That can give you a hell of a problem and get you either to wait a long time..missing your plane.Or leave it behind and they can ship it to you after,wich cost you double or triple the price of what you would of paid in canada off a dealer.

    I have a friend that flew his livestock with him to fort macmurray in alberta and had informed himself before,they said its just like bringing any other carrry on package as long as its the right dimensions to fit in there size limit for the carry on...........I say no problem at all.
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    I had no problems at all, bringing coral back home from Winnipeg.
    Mind you, all the Customs agents gathered around to have a look, since I asked that they not x-ray it.
    During the physical inspection. I brought out each piece, to oohs and aahs.
    By the time they were done gawking at it, there were about six agents around me - Bin Laden himself could have walked right through - LOL
    I stored them in a insulated fabric picnic hamper that's available at Cdn. Tire. The bag's about 15*12*8", with handles and shoulder strap.
    I'd recommend that you keep your receipt(s) on hand just in case.
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    hahaha, nice.

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    I've heard that the ease of doing this depends on the airline. Some poeple have been stopped travelling with livestock (within Canada, I think), mainly due to concern over potential damage if the salt water leaked.
    Nick

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    Maybe if you had it in a hard cooler instead of a soft one - there wouldn't be as much concern over the water leaking.
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    Here's one of the threads I was mentioning:

    http://www.canreef.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8042
    Nick

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    Funny that - it was Westjet that I flew from Winnipeg. Perhaps if they had pointed out that the livestock was double bagged, inside a waterproof container, it would have calmed their nerves. After all, that's how J&L ship their stuff to me!
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