The Lobatus gigas, Queen conch continues to be one of the two major economically important fisheries for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
However, TCI knows it is not immune to the limitations of the species.
The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources has been conducting a piloted visual assessment of the Queen conch on the Caicos Bank to assist in determining the current status of the species in the TCI.
Additionally, the Department in collaboration with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, has submitted a proposal for additional funding to continue an assessment to obtain more abundance information, local consumption patterns, biological data and trade restrictions specific to the Queen conch.
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