The Majestic Queen Conch
Painting - Mixed Media
The queen conch is important to Bahamian culture. It has been used for centuries for food, decoration, jewelry, bait for fishing and even as a musical instrument (conch horn). Its meat is a well loved delicacy enjoyed in a variety of ways including as fritters, salad, grilled, stewed or cracked (fried in batter). Conch is an important part of the shallow water ecosystems of The Bahamas. The livelihoods of fishermen, vendors, restaurant owners, seafood wholesalers and processors depend on healthy conch populations. As a fishery resource, conch contributes over five million dollars to the economy annually.
November 13th, 2018
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