The Status of Queen Conch, Strombus gigas, Research in the Caribbean

Stoner, Allan W. (1997) The Status of Queen Conch, Strombus gigas, Research in the Caribbean. Marine Fisheries Review, 59(3), pp. 14-33.

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Today there are approximately 230 published scientific papers on queen conch, Strombus gigas. Publication on this species began in the 1960's and increased rapidly during the 1980's and 1990's (Fig. 1). The increase in publication after 1980 was associated with three particular areas ofendeavor. First, many articles were published to document the rapid depletion of conch stocks throughout the Caribbean Sea. Second, substantial progress was made in understanding processes related to growth, mortality, and reproduction in queen conch. Third, because of the apparent and widespread decline in conch, several research laboratories, especially in Florida, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the Turks and Caicos Islands began experiments related to hatchery production of juvenile conch. The primary intent was to replenish wild stocks by releasing hatchery-reared animals. Today, hatchery production has been relatively well perfected, and the increase in numbers of scientific papers related specifically to culture has slowed. A thorough review of the history of conch mariculture was provided by Creswell (1994), and Davis (1994) summarized the details of larval culture technique.

Item Type: Article
Title: The Status of Queen Conch, Strombus gigas, Research in the Caribbean
Personal Creator/Author:
Stoner, Allan W.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 59
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 14-33
Date: 1997
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 9816
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 14:26
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 18:50

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