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3rd MEETING OF THE CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM/CITES WORKING GROUP ON QUEEN CONCH. Panama City, Panama, 30 October – 1 November 2018

The purposes of the Third meeting of the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM/CITES Working Group on Queen Conch are to contribute to implementation of Recommendation WECAFC/16/2016/1, with emphasis on implementation of the Regional Queen Conch Fisheries Management and Conservation Plan, 8 improvement and standardization of trade data and statistics, and strengthened regional collaboration to ensure the sustainable management and trade of queen conch.

Year: 2018
Author: FAO WECAFC
Keywords: Caracol Rosado, queen conch, Working Group
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Monitoring and Managing Queen Conch Fisheries: A Manual, FAO 2008

This publication presents guidelines on the requirements for responsible management of the fisheries exploiting Caribbean queen conch (Strombus gigas), with particular emphasis on the requirements to comply with the relevant regulations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The Caribbean queen conch is listed on Appendix II of the CITES, which requires that any specimen of the species can only be exported if a permit has been issued to allow the export. Further, CITES states that export permits should only be issued when the responsible authority has deemed that the export will not be detrimental to the survival of that species. This manual describes the basic fisheries management cycle which includes: development and interpretation of policy; the need for management controls to regulate fishing activities; data collection and analysis; decision-making; enforcement of and compliance with the management controls; and regular feedback and review of the management system. It provides general guidance on each of those steps for the queen conch fisheries of the Caribbean. It also provides three examples of management systems for industrial, artisanal and non-directed fisheries. Part 1 covers the main issues and examples in a relatively non-technical manner and Part 2 explains similar issues in a more technical manner.

Year: 2008
Author: Medley, P.
Keywords: Caracol Rosado, queen conch, Working Group
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QUEEN CONCH FISHERIES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN, TRAFFIC, 2001

This report is the result of an analysis of available literature, statistical data, stakeholder interviews, questionnaires, and field visits undertaken by TRAFFIC Europe. Research and analysis for this report began in January 2001, while the largest part of the work was undertaken in the second half of 2001

Year: 2001
Author: TRAFFIC EUROPE
Keywords: Caracol Rosado, queen conch, Working Group
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Report of the second meeting of the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM Working Group on Queen Conch, Panama, November 2014

This is the report of the second meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council (CFMC), Organization for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of the Central American Isthmus (OSPESCA), Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Working Group on Queen Conch, held in Panama City, Panama, from 18 to 20 November 2014.

Year: 2014
Author: FAO WECAFC
Keywords: Caracol Rosado, queen conch, Working Group
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SUMMARY OF THE REGIONAL QUEEN CONCH FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION PLAN: MEASURES (Draft)

The Queen Conch fishery supports more than 20,000 fishers in the Caribbean region, and represents an important activity as it  provides employment and  income in remote coastal communities, contributes to export earnings  as well as  to food security and poverty alleviation. This report outlines a series of recommendations on measures for the short, medium, and long term.

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Author: CFMC/WECAFC/CITES/OSPESCA/CRFM
Keywords: Caracol Rosado, queen conch, Working Group
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THE FIRST MEETING OF THE CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM WORKING GROUP ON QUEEN CONCH, Panama City, Panama, 23–25 October 2012

This is the report of the first meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council (CFMC), Organization of Fishing and Aquaculture in Central America (OSPESCA), Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Working Group on Queen Conch, held in Panama City, from 23 to 25 October 2012.

Year: 2012
Author: FAO WECAFC
Keywords: Caracol Rosado, queen conch, Working Group
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