Import of Live Corals

5d5d10d56e376 Coral. Photography: Shai Ben Ami 101 Zoos

White list:

Additional import of all Scleretinia sp. stony corals will be in keeping with policies governing import and commerce in protected marine species.


Application process:

  1. You must first obtain a permit for commerce through the permits portal to register as an authorized importer by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
  2. Along with obtaining the permit for commerce, you must email a typed application to Attached is the import permit application form. When filling out the form there is no need to fill in names of corals, but rather just write: โ€œstony corals.โ€
  3. Assessment and issuing of the permit will take up to 30 days
  4. An import permit for corals does not require payment of a fee. The permit may be used multiple times and is valid for six months.
  5. After you receive your import permit, contact the Fishing Department of the Ministry of Agriculture to determine whether an additional permit is needed:
  6. Forty-eight hours before the shipment arrives, you must inform the INPA’s representative by email or text of the flight details of the shipment. Contact information appears on the permit.
  7. After the shipment arrives or the permit expires you most report to the permits department on the quantities that were actually imported (and also report non-use of the permit).