Conch, a marine resource for the future

May 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Conch is important to the Bahamas as a cultural icon and also an important source of income (conch fishing). Sadly, harvesting juvenile conch is a common practice in the Bahamas. Each juvenile conch taken is potentially thousands of new conchs that will never be. Surveys of conch grounds at numerous locations in the Bahamas indicate a decline in the number of queen conchs. And when the number of conch [...]