By Amanda Longoria, NETUNO USA
NETUNO supports the Bahamas in their efforts to prevent overfishing of Queen Conch. While this will affect supply of NETUNO brand conch and conch batter, it is necessary to replenish stock, which failed to meet targets in some areas of the Bahamas, per recent studies.
The seafood industry should prepare for lower inventory levels and higher prices due to this announcement, but if the Bahamas succeeds in recovering this stock quickly, it should only last for the season. Ultimately this is for the good of the species and helps ensure availability of conch for future generations.