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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Unsustainable fishing practices are causing the decline of conch populations on fishing grounds throughout The Bahamas.
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 >>
We’re really excited about our upcoming citizen science project, My Science, My Conch, and are working hard to get the funding we need to make it happen. MSMC really focuses on the community aspect of our work and conch conservation, … more >>