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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on June 3, 2013

Belize moves to protect Queen Conch by closing season two months early

If you happened to be in Belize last Friday, I quite imagine you would have witnessed a goodly number of folks busily gobbling up the last remaining conch of the season. That’s because beginning Saturday, June 1 the Belize Fisheries Department began fining anyone in possession of the Queen Conch. In an effort to protect the conch fisheries from being over-fished, the government determined it

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on May 7, 2013

Conch study creates tie between Montana and Belize

Strong ties between fly fishers lead to MSU, Belize collaboration From Montana State University News BOZEMAN – Strong connections between fly fishers in southwest Montana and Central America have led to new research at Montana State University. The project is focused on conch, a sea snail that’s known for its delectable meat and large shell. The research is spearheaded by one of the ma

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 10, 2012

Conch shells line our island paths

Conch shells may line our island paths but we don’t contribute to the declining conch population (see our Dec. 3 post about the Queen Conch being considered for the threatened or endangered species list.)   These shells were acquired over the years from eating conch back when they were plentiful and a regular part of the belizean fishery. Now, the only shells we acquire are found during

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 3, 2012

Officials consider listing Queen Conch as threatened or endangered

Will the conch season in Belize have to be shortened? Might we need to control the amount of conch that we eat year per year? These are a couple of questions that Belize, including other Caribbean nations, might have to consider as Caribbean ministers will come together to discuss a conch petition for CARICOM during Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012 in Antigua and Barbuda. A United States petitio

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