Cease or prohibit the harvest of conch
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Conch populations have significantly declined due to overharvest, for commercial and recreational purposes (Theile 2001). Bylaws, legislation, or voluntary agreements could be established which prohibit the harvest of conch in an area, in order to reduce the pressure on conch populations and in theory allow the population to recovery naturally.
When this intervention occurs in a marine protected area, the evidence is summarised under “Habitat protection – Designate a Marine Protected Area and prohibit harvest of conch”.
Theile S. (2001) Queen conch fisheries and their management in the Caribbean. Brussels: TRAFFIC Europe.