In 2011, EU imports primarily comprised live, wild-sourced corals traded for commercial purposes (15 632 corals), the majority imported directly from Indonesia. As in 2010, trade levels met the threshold for high volume trade in a globally threatened species; live imports increased by 19% between 2010 and 2011. The SRG formed a positive opinion for wild specimens from Indonesia on 14/09/2007 which was confirmed on 16/02/2010. As per CITES Notification No. 2012/047, Goniopora is one of the coral taxa where reporting trade at the genus level is acceptable; several other species of Goniopora also occur in Australia.
2010 Summary for Goniopora stokesi (Flowerpot Coral)
Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: live
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands
Top Trading Partner: Indonesia
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
In 2010, all EU imports were wild-sourced and imported directly from Indonesia for commercial purposes. Imports were primarily live (13,188 corals), with 230 raw corals also imported. Imports of live, wild-sourced coral increased by 21% between 2009 and 2010, following two consecutive years in which imports decreased.