Shell Craft is a major source of employment and income for the locals in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. The locals harvest the island’s rich bounty of shells and these shells are utilized in manufacturing exquisite items, which include intricately carved earrings, spectacular necklaces of all sizes and shapes, fruit bowls, decorative boxes, incense stands, plates and other accessories. Over a period of time this craft has become hugely popular and has resulted in the over exploitation of natural resources. As a result the Government of India has brought in restrictions on exporting these items. However, this small-scale industry continues to thrive albeit in a controlled way.