The Montana/Belize Connection

May 15, 2013 By: Erin Block

Conch, a sea snail prized for both its meat and shell, is at the heart of research headed by Montana State University graduate student, Alex Anderson, who is also a manager and guide at Turneffe Flats Resort in Belize. Anderson’s research focuses on creating a sustainable fishery and economy for his native country. “There’s a major connection between Bozeman and Belize,” says MSU faculty advisor, Al Zale, “and it has to do with the fish.”