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2016 COA Convention / Chicago



CONVENTION REGISTRATION (Acrobat)
BOURSE FORM (Acrobat)
EXTRA INFORMATION (Acrobat)
AUCTION INFO & PHOTOS (Acrobat)
PROGRAMS (Acrobat)
DEALERS (Acrobat)

 

Attention dealers and collectors coming to USA bringing shells for the convention below are the legal procedures according US Fish & Wildlife:

Fill an eDec form and send a full detailed list of shells at least 48 hours prior your arrival
If you are a dealer then you will be required to pay US$ 93.00 inspection fee if you are a collector this fee is waived but you must schedule the inspection on the day you arrive


Extra Information for Dealers can be found HERE

DO NOT BRING ANY PROTECTED SPECIES LISTED UNDER CITES OR ANY RED LIST. ANY ATTEMPT OF USING WRONG IDENTIFICATION FOR THESE SPECIES CAN MAKE THE ENTIRE LOT TO BE SEIZED AND FINES MAY BE APPLIED

If you have any questions, please contact:
(we strongly suggest contacting them to prevent having problems at the airport)

Stacey L. Witherwax
Wildlife Inspector
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Phone: (305) 526-2994 or 2620
stacey_witherwax@fws.gov

Vicky Viņa
Supervisory Wildlife Inspector
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Office of Law Enforcement
Miami, Florida
(305) 526-2620 x21
vicky_vina@fws.gov

Photos from past conventions
COA Conventions  
1972 – Rhode Island
1973 – Bahamas
1974 – Seattle, Washington
1975 – Virginea Beach, Virginea
1976 – Portland, Oregon
1977 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1978 – Long Island, New York
1979 – Santa Monica, California
1980 – Key West, Florida
1981 – San Francisco, California
1982 – Sanibel Island, Florida
1983 – Sarasota, Florida
1984 – St. Petersburg, Florida
1985 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1986 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1987 – St. Louis, Missouri
1988 – Fort Myers, Florida
1989 – San Diego, California
1990 – Melbourne, Florida
1991 – Long Island, New York
1992 – Jacksonville, Florida
1993 – Panama City, Florida
1994 – Corpus Christi, Texas
1995 – San Diego, California
1996 – St. Petersburg, Florida
1997 – Captiva Island, Florida
1998 – Orlando, Florida
1999 – Louisville, Kentucky
2000 – Houston, Texas
2001 – Port Canaveral, Florida
2002 – Sarasota, Florida
2003 – Tacoma, Washington
2004 – Tampa, Florida
2005 – Punta Rassa, Florida
2006 – Mobile, Alabama
2007 – Portland, Oregon
2008 – San Antonio, Texas
2009 - Clearwater, Florida
2010 - Boston, Massachusetts
2011 - Cape Canaveral, Florida
2012 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2013 - Sarasota, Florida
2014 - Wilmington, North Carolina
2015 - Weston, Florida

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