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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Conch, Queen

Strombus gigas

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

Honduras - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Sea

Overall Rating

3.813 / 5

Market Names

Conch, Tsubugai

Summary

Bycatch: Harvest method is highly selective and incurs little to no bycatch.


Habitat: Harvest method has near zero impact on seafloor habitat.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Conch, Queen

Strombus gigas

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

U.S. - Puerto Rico, Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Sea

Overall Rating

2.861 / 5

Market Names

Conch, Tsubugai

Summary

Abundance: The stock appears healthy, but high fishing mortality may change its status in the future.


Bycatch: Fishery targets Caribbean spiny lobsters which are experiencing overfishing.



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Variety

Conch, Queen

Strombus gigas

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

Bahamas - Western Central Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.323 / 5

Market Names

Conch, Tsubugai

Summary

Abundance: Populations are depleted and overfishing is occuring.


Management: Highly ineffective, there are no size or weight restrictions or quotas on fishing for local consumption and minimal regulations in place to protect the depleted population.

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Variety

Conch, Queen

Strombus gigas

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

U.S. - Virgin Islands, Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Sea

Overall Rating

2.76 / 5

Market Names

Conch, Tsubugai

Summary

Abundance: Stock is overfished and it is unknown if overfishing is occuring.


Bycatch: Fishery may target West Indian topshell snails or Caribbean spiny lobsters, and these species are depleted or experiencing overfishing.

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Variety

Conch, Queen

Strombus gigas

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

Nicaragua - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Sea

Overall Rating

2.607 / 5

Market Names

Conch, Tsubugai

Summary

Abundance: The stock appears healthy, but high fishing mortality may change its status in the future.


Bycatch: Fishery may also target West Indian topshell snails or Caribbean spiny lobsters, and these species are depleted or experiencing overfishing.


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Variety

Conch, Queen

Strombus gigas

Method

Wild

Hand implements

Location

Belize - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Sea

Overall Rating

2.607 / 5

Market Names

Conch, Tsubugai

Summary

Bycatch: Fishery may also target West Indian topshell snails or Caribbean spiny lobsters, and these species are depleted or experiencing overfishing.

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Variety

Conch, Queen

Strombus gigas

Method

Wild

Hand implements

Location

Turks and Caicos Islands - Western Central Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

1.542 / 5

Market Names

Conch, Tsubugai

Summary

Abundance: The stock appears healthy, but high fishing mortality may change its status in the future.


Bycatch: Fishery also targets endangered marine turtles.



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