Sea Cucumber
Sea cucumbers are member of the class holothurioidea (Phylum Echinodermate). The Holothuroidea, or sea cucumber are an abundant and diverse group of worm like species usually soft bodied echinoderms. They are found in almost every marine environment, but are most diverse on tropical shallow - water coral.

HARVESTING PRACTICES
No special gear or net is used to catch sea cucumber, which are mainly harvested by hand, through scuba diving or skin diving. Scuba diving is carried out all major landing sites. Fiberglass reinforced plastic boats with 15- 25 hp outboard motors are the main craft used for this fishery.

SEA CUCUMBER IN COMMERCIAL CATCHES
Sea cucumber species found in commercial catches are listed above. Catches above include four Holothu¬ria species, one actinopyga species, one stichopus species and one thelenota species.
Concha Shell
A conch is a common name applied to a number of different species of medium to large size sea snails or other shells. Conch Shell is also called Chank.

Conch Shell Craft
Unique forms of arts and crafts made out of Conch shells are carried out in west Bengal in india. The beauty of these crafts cannot be described in words. The handicrafts made out of conch shells are so sophisticated and delicate that they are considered to be extremely auspicious according to the Hindu mythology. The crafts are so expensive and made to the taste of the rich elite.

The conch shell craft is not a new art in Bengal. Due to the state's proximity
to the sea, this art has been practiced here for ages. In fact, the women of
Bengal have conch shell bangles as a symbol of their marital status.

Apart from engraved shells, other conch shell crafts include making items
like table lamps, incense holders, ashtrays, vermilion containers, spoons and
forks from the shells. In West Bengal, conch shells are also used to make
jewellery items, like bangles, armlets, rings, lockets, buttons, hairpins and clips.
Shark Fins
Sea cucumbers are member of the class holothurioidea (Phylum Echinodermate). The Holothuroidea, or sea cucumber are an abundant and diverse group of worm like species usually soft bodied echinoderms. They are found in almost every marine environment, but are most diverse on tropical shallow - water coral.

HARVESTING PRACTICES
No special gear or net is used to catch sea cucumber, which are mainly harvested by hand, through scuba diving or skin diving. Scuba diving is carried out all major landing sites. Fiberglass reinforced plastic boats with 15- 25 hp outboard motors are the main craft used for this fishery.

SEA CUCUMBER IN COMMERCIAL CATCHES
Sea cucumber species found in commercial catches are listed above. Catches above include four Holothu¬ria species, one actinopyga species, one stichopus species and one thelenota species.