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: -
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.