Thursday, November 7, 2019

Conch may disappear from the Bahamas, so the government is stepping in

Bahamian divers catch conch by hand. Christian Harris

By Hannah Jiang and Dylan Barth

Conch exports brought in over $5 million to the Bahamas in 2018. The sea snail is an important part of the country's economy, and fresh conch salad is a cultural icon of the islands.

The government is considering new regulations to protect the marine animal, but many Bahamians fear that these laws will harm their livelihoods.  Read more >>