Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

The Secretariat shall continue to collaborate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM/CITES working group on queen conch, WECAFC, UNCTAD, OECS and other relevant international organizations, and, subject to external funding:

a) provide assistance to range States of S. gigas in order to enhance the capacity of their CITES Management and Scientific Authorities, fisheries authorities and other stakeholders to implement the Regional Queen Conch Fisheries Management and Conservation Plan and national management plans and make scientifically robust non-detriment findings;

b) provide assistance to range States of S. gigas on relevant enforcement issues and report new developments in this regard to the Standing Committee, as appropriate;

c) monitor the development of traceability systems for queen conch and report relevant developments to the Standing Committee, as appropriate; and

d) provide updates on relevant activities of the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM/CITES working group on queen conch to the Animals Committee and the Standing Committee, as appropriate.

Document status
Valid
Number/Code
19.234
Primary category
Species conservation and trade
Secondary category
Fauna/Aquatic species
Decision group
19.233 to 19.236
Decision directed to
Secretariat
Meeting
Nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Document type
Decision
Withdrawn
No
Secretariat comments included
No