CONCH PIRATES | OUTER ATOLLS BELIZE
Illegal harvesting of Conch
A few hours off the mainland of Belize on the outer atolls a group of conch fisherman weather out a storm onboard a rickety mother ship sailboat. The day after this image was taken I stumbled onto one of the conch divers on a tucked away flat. I was able to photograph him illegally harvesting conch. In a few short hours he had scoured every last mollusk leaving a pile of shells and destruction.
+ Patagonia: http://www.patagonia.com/
+ Turneffe Atoll Trust: http://www.turneffeatoll.org/