New Study: Queen Conch Populations are Fragmented

A new study found that Queen conch populations are not mixing across the Caribbean suggesting that there are multiple distinct populations. These findings have implications for management of conch fisheries and suggest that local management of populations may be crucial! Check out a popular news article featuring this work here and a link to the original research […]

By | 2017-09-20T15:09:53+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Conch, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Bahamas Conch in the News

We’ve shared posts about conch populations before but a new study led by Dr. Kough from Shedd Aquarium found that the conch population declined 71% in 2016 compared to a 2011 survey in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. View the full study here and a popular news article here.

Conched Out in the Turks and Caicos

A new study from Turks and Caicos finds that the total local consumption of conch equals approximately the total allowable catch without export amounts factored in from 1950-2012. See research summary below and full paper here.

The Turks and Caicos Islands’ total marine fisheries catches were estimated for 1950–2012 using a catch reconstruction approach, estimating all removals, including reported catch […]

By | 2016-05-19T07:15:48+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Categories: Conch, lobster|Tags: , , |0 Comments