Strombus gigas (Queen Conch)

Criteria met:  High volume

Principal trade term to the EU:  meat

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  34%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  France

Top Trading Partner:  Jamaica

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:   -

Strombus gigas EU-reported imports of wild-sourced Strombus gigas meat (reported in kg), all purposes, 2001-2010.

In 2010, EU imports primarily comprised wild-sourced meat imported directly from Jamaica for commercial purposes (382,089 kg); a total of 59 wild-sourced shells were also imported. Imports of wild-sourced meat decreased by 11% between 2009 and 2010.
S. gigas from Jamaica was reviewed for the 46th meeting of the SRG, and the existing positive opinion for this species/country combination was confirmed on 30/06/2009.