Helping to Sustain a Way of Life in the Bahamas


conch eggs

Conchs lay hundreds of thousands of tiny eggs in a sandy egg mass. The larvae emerge after 5 days and drift on currents for up to a month before settling to the bottom of the ocean.


In the Community

Sharing and collaboration with fishermen and concerned citizens of The Bahamas is very important to Community Conch. As an organization, we seek opportunities to further our outreach on the islands where our work is based to improve our understanding of the issues, to provide education, and to share the information we have with local communities.

We hope to continue to improve our ability to make these connections with the public and especially with the commercial and subsistence fishermen whose livelihoods depend on the sustainability of the conch fishery. We are currently working with the Bahamas National Trust and the Bahamas Environment Educational Foundation to bring a comprehensive citizen science program, My Science! My Conch! to schools and communities throughout The Bahamas.  Click here to find out more on our website and the My Science! My Conch! BLOG!

Students from St. Andrews Anglican School on Great Exuma take conch shell measurements.

Martha Davis, our director, and Daron Tucker, of Big D’s Conch Spot show off the mature conch he is committed to buying for his restaurant.

Click here to see more pictures of Community Conch’s outreach and education activities, and be sure to check our blog for the latest project updates!