Especially on the north coast, you’ll see coral (particularly black coral) and “tortoiseshell” products (made from the endangered hawksbill turtle) on sale, but the trade in these protected species is illegal. Don’t buy; you’re liable to serious fines if you’re caught with them. Though not illegal, conch shells, too, should be avoided, as demand has eclipsed supply and conch are slowly disappearing from Jamaican waters.

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