Hi guys I'm heading to vietnam for a month and I'm planing to being back some plants and maybe fish. What good there and what to look for. Just freshwater as I don't have salt. I have heard of great corals there but too bad.
You won't be able to bring any of those things back without some sort of a permit unfortunately. Canada has very strict laws on this kind of thing to protect our environment. Fish and plant wholesalers have to pay big bucks in order to bring in fish and plants from other countries. You can get in big trouble for attempting.
You can apply for an import license, pay their health inspection fees, packing fees. Shipping fees. Cfia permit fees for plants and each kind of fish , broker fees, export fees etc. By the time your done you would've
Spent far more money than the fish and plants are worth here. It's not the fish and plants that cost it's all the fees .
But you can go see and take pics .
You can find extremely exclusive and unique Sulawesi shrimp in many parts of Asia, including Vietnam.
If that does interest you, contact me as I am also looking to import several species. I'd be very happy to assist with paper work and fees/costs.
Plants need a lot of permits and inspections . Corals also need permits I believe . And driftwood need inspection in case bugs .
Contact cfia and get info or they get thrown on a biosecure gsrbage can at customs .
That's why things aren't cheap here . Permits etc
just watch boarder guards for an episode and you will see that anything that could carry bugs or parasites is a big deal. you will not be able to bring plants, corals, shells, foods, skeletons, skins etc
Have you ever been to Vietnam yet? because from what I seen there is nothing good that you can bring back. They have fish market but its not like Thailand or Singapore. They mostly have community fish or simple fish only. Beside bringing things with you is very risky because of long flight, unlike cargo plane it travel direct. So even you get it here, live stock might be dead.