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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Rossreefer, 16 Feb 2012.

  1. Rossreefer

    Rossreefer

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    Its official, I am being relocated from beautiful Cape Town to a town about 800km north of Maputo called Beira.

    The biggest worry I have (dont tell the wife) is how do I carry on with the hobby.

    Does anyone know how I can get to take live stock from S.A. into Mozambique legally.

    I will in the beginning be flying into Cape Town once a month so could smuggle a fish or two and a few kilos of live rock in my bag each month, but this is not the route that I want to go as I am sure that I will get caught.

    Another alternative is do any of the sponsors have a contact in Mozambique who deals in the trade?

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  3. gMAN

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    I think you will have the pickings of your choice from the ocean ;) sell up and start over :thumbup:
     
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  5. crispin

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    lol have you been to that hell hole? :p
     
  6. crispin

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    you wont be able to easily transport LS to beira, it would have to be flown and the paper work to export from SA, if allowed at all wont make it worth your while i'm afraid. you could send your equipment and tanks up and catch your own fish though, although im not sure about the permits required in mozambique.
     
  7. Rossreefer

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    Its not looking good,
     
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    Ross, if I may ask what are you going to do there?
     
  9. Rossreefer

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    I work for a shipping line and will be responsible for developing business on the Beira corridor.
     
  10. juan R

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    I worked in Moz for 4 years, and i think you are going to battle with this hobby there.
    1: water quality is really crappy
    2: unreliable electricity supply, worse than Eskom.

    Don't want to put you off, but i think you need to investigate it properly first. Goodluck!!
     
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    Thanks Juan R,
     
  12. AfricaOffroad

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    Set up a tank full of those mud prawns they get off Beira.
    Been there a few times, cant see any reef from the air, just very shallow waters with miles and miles of sand.

    Beira is definitely a dump, hope they are paying you well. Mabe a few miles up or down the coast you get lucky with regard to good dive spots?
     
  13. crispin

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    id can the tank idea from beira and just eat the prawns and awesum crab you get there....well they are a little further south but fantastic to eat. The electricity worry in beira would be a good enough reason not ton start a tank there in my view.
     
  14. Braco

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    I have been to Mozambique (BEIRA) every 2 to 3 months i have to go for a week or two...dude..water quality is a big no no...i never had or experienced any electricity hick ups...but there is no LFS..they do however have the Prawn Breeding Facility..and maybe you could get to meet some of their staff..and start some form of inter action...but it's not something that is going to be easy..Good Luck..;)
     
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