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Importing Live Oysters into Hawaii?

Importing Live Oysters into Hawaii?

Old Mar 23, 17, 7:15 am
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Importing Live Oysters into Hawaii?

Can I take live oysters in the shell in checked luggage to Maui?
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Old Mar 23, 17, 7:33 am
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Transporting fresh oysters in hand luggage?
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Old Mar 23, 17, 7:35 am
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I would imagine that you would be able to do so on a domestic flight. Transporting oysters will however be quite tricky.

BTW: Take into consideration that the TSA will likely open the checked box/bag and inspect it.
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Old Mar 23, 17, 4:25 pm
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Are you planning on keeping them packed on ice for the trip? Oysters have a habit of dying in a way that you may not want to eat them afterwards.

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Old Mar 23, 17, 9:55 pm
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It seems unwise, but I would also urge you to review all of the rules about agricultural and similar imports to Hawai'i and only consider this if you are absolutely sure it's allowed.

You might start by reading all of

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Something smells fishy here....
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Old Mar 24, 17, 1:56 am
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I've brought fresh salmon to Hawaii before, and have seen live oysters for sale at Costco there before too. But I'm uncertain if a private citizen is permitted to import them for personal consumption.

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As this is specific to Hawaii, we'll move this to the appropriate destination forum.

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Old Mar 24, 17, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by dcraigen View Post
Can I take live oysters in the shell in checked luggage to Maui?
Really, I don't think you should do this. You obviously love Hawaii, or would not be coming here. Why tempt with Mother Nature?

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