A report in the UK’s Daily Mail brings attention to unsustainable and unregulated fisheries and their impact on manta ray conservation.
Growing demand for the manta and mobula rays, in part thanks to the loss of regional sharks, has transformed subsistence and localised fishing into a global, commercialised, export operation.
In some fishing villages in Indonesia alone, fishermen are catching more than 2,000 mantas each year.
No international laws and only a handful of national laws exist to prevent ray fishing.
Check out the full story at the Daily Mail Online.
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