Fisheries Landings and Trade of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Fisheries Landings and Trade of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Primary Country: Turks and Caicos
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) 3155 Kg week^-1 as restaurant purchases of locally landed seafood in the Turks and Caicos Islands, or TCI (b) 133.8 tonnes/yr^-1 tourist restaurant consumption (c) 133.8 t/yr^-1 native restaurant consumption (d) 267.5 t/yr^-1 total dressed weight (e) 483 t/yr^-1 total round wt consumption. Processing yield of 40% meat yield for conch and 34% for lobster.
Region: Americas and Europe

Publication information

Rudd, M. A. [Initial. Lastname] (J. Doe) “Fisheries Landings and Trade of the Turks and Caicos Islands” Fisheries Centre Research Reports 11(6): 149-161, 2003

Addtional Notes



"Based on current estimates, total seafood landings in the TCI is just reaching the 1,000 tonne.year-1 mark. While conch landings have remained relatively steady, there have been increases in lobster and finfish landings to satisfy growing local demand by hotels and restaurants that cater to tourists... ... 

The recent congruence between USA import and TCI production figures is promising. The USA statistics are available online from the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service with a delay of only about three months. This should allow accurate monitoring of TCI conch and lobster landings."


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