Conchservation

Pass Conchservation Laws to save our depleting national treasure from Extinction!

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Conch densities are decreasing to levels that are unsustainable as populations are rapidly declining below the critical thresholds for reproduction. Conchs don’t reproduce when their numbers fall below a certain density, so having conch in the future is based on our ability to maintain sufficient population densities in the present. But the most important factor affecting conch stocks is fishing pressure. Improved diving gear, the use of freezer storage, and habitat degradation from development all add to the dramatic decline of the fishery throughout the region, making conch sustainability one of the highest-priority marine resources management issues in The Bahamas.