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April 26, 2013
Conch farming 'too expensive and complicated'

Conch farming is too expensive for the public sector and conservation efforts should be focused on wild stocks, according to Jared Dillet, coordinator of the new "Conchservation" initiative.
Dillet said farming could indeed be profitable and help bolster the species, but because it is so capital intensive, only a select few could delve into such a venture.
"Most of the time you have to do a pilot project first. The one relief you would get is the equipment brought in for farming is duty free," Dillet explained. "I know in Turks and Caicos it took millions in personal investment before they refined the process. At the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), I can't comment on the feasibility of a private enterprise. What we are hoping is for best practice among the wild stocks."
Conchservation, the nationwide campaign to save the iconic Bahamian mollusc, launches tomorrow at Arawak Cay. Environmentalists, politicians, entrepreneurs,
fishermen and everyone in between are invited to participate in dialogue that will eventually result in a new strategy.
The precious mollusc plays a crucial role in the country's economy, culture and national identity. However, overfishing, premature harvesting and poaching by foreign vessels have reduced the conch population to alarming levels.
Adrian La Roda, spokesperson for the Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance (BCFA), said conch farming is "more complicated " than people realize.
Unlike standard fish, the environment and water temperature must be very specific and tweaked to ensure effective breeding. Juvenile conches, he said, live in very deep water until it's time to mate. Conches then migrate to shallow waters once they reach sexual maturity.
"They also require a lot of mangroves," he said.
"It is not impossible at all. If the effort is put in, it can be done. The difference with us and other places that do it, is we have so much water and harvestable areas for conch, the economics of getting into it is not always worth the effort."
Those economics, however, could rapidly change in the coming years as the conch population continues to dwindle.
For his part, La Roda believes that the species can be saved without conch farming.
The BCFA spokesperson is urging those behind "Conchservation" to consult closely with fishermen and listen to their recommendations, as this industry truly understands the situation under the sea.

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December 08, 2010
(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV Launched with the Great Conch Race

Abaco, The Bahamas - How fast can a conch be cleaned? Conch Salad TV
found out in "The Great Conch Race"! Watch local Bahamians clean conch
against the clock in Conch Salad TV's first video.

Conch Salad TV
provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by
Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep into
island life, the culture, natural beauty and national issues in The
Bahamas...

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News Article

December 17, 2010
(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV Launched with the Great Conch Race

Abaco, The Bahamas - How fast can a conch be cleaned? Conch Salad TV
found out in "The Great Conch Race"! Watch local Bahamians clean conch
against the clock in Conch Salad TV's first video.

Conch Salad TV
provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by
Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep into
island life, the culture, natural beauty and national issues in The
Bahamas...

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News Article

December 26, 2010
(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV Launched with the Great Conch Race

Abaco, The Bahamas - How fast can a conch be cleaned? Conch Salad TV
found out in "The Great Conch Race"! Watch local Bahamians clean conch
against the clock in Conch Salad TV's first video.

Conch Salad TV
provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by
Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep into
island life, the culture, natural beauty and national issues in The
Bahamas...

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The Sandals Foundation Contributes 15,500US to Conch Conservation
April 28, 2014
The Sandals Foundation Contributes $15,500US to Conch Conservation

Conch Conservation awareness will get a renewed boost thanks to a recent donation given to the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) by the Sandals Foundation...

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BREEF Brings Lessons of Conch and Coral to the Southern Family Islands
December 13, 2013
BREEF Brings Lessons of Conch and Coral to the Southern Family Islands

The newest members of the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) team recently travelled to Crooked Island and Acklins to share educational programming about Bahamian coral reefs and the Queen Conch...

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News Article

April 26, 2012
No More Conch Salad Bahamas Weighs Conch-servation

Elenakalis.com

Five centuries ago, the Amerindian inhabitants of the Bahamas lived in a completely different world from the one we know today.

Early
European explorers described flocks of parrots "darkening the sky",
dense hardwood forests, and sea turtles so numerous they kept sailors
awake by constantly knocking against ship hulls.

Seals and
iguanas crowded the shorelines; whales were a common sight offshore; and
lobster, conch and fish were abundant. Evidence for this are the large
mounds of discarded conch and other shells and fish bones that are a
ubiquitous feature of Lucayan archaeological sites.

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October 10, 2012
40 Years Of Conch Cracking In McLean's Town

Mc lean's Town, Grand Bahama -- The Eastern End of Grand Bahama will come alive on Friday, October 12, 2012 (Discovery Day Holiday) as residents, descendants and friends of McLean's Town come together to  celebrate the 40th year of entertaining The Bahamas and the world with Conch Cracking Contest & Festival.

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Business Listing

Conch N' Kalik Bar & Grill
Restaurants - American
  • Bay Street
  • Nassau
  • Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
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Conch Inn Hotel & Marina
Restaurants,Hotels,Marinas & Boat Docks
  • East Bay Street
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas