I should tell you , The live rock i brought back is a special kind of rock i forget what they call it . but it needed to be cured (is curing) . maybe thats why they didnt say something and the corals were in the babys cooler witch they didnt look . plus the customs agent was filipina so maybe she just didnt look to hard . As for the clams witch i may add they new right were they were. I only got a warning but was told up to 50,000 and 2 years in jail first time . my name is now in the customs computer ,so if i try that again who knows . Playing stupid may not always work .
But i was told that getting permits from your local state fish & wildlife dept is all you need . Not to hard to get, States may very $15 to $100 . You also need to to claim them at the country of origin .