The queen conch has been an abundant food source for the people of the Caribbean for centuries, but growing demand for this seafood delicacy is causing a dramatic and concerning depletion of the fishery throughout the region. We’re working to help stop the decline of queen conch populations in The Bahamas by pursuing science and outreach initiatives critical to the development of a successful, sustainable, and well-managed fishery.
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Community Conch is a nonprofit organization that aims to protect queen conchs in the Bahamas, a species of mollusk threatened by aggressive over-fishing. We promote sustainable harvest of queen conch through research, education and community-based conservation.read more >>
This year’s conch surveys took us to a remote location in the southern Bahamas, the Ragged Island and Jumento Cays (R/Js) chain. Ragged Island, just 60+ miles from Cuba lies at the southern end of the chain and is inhabited … more >>