Is it time for industry to engage in shark and ray conservation?
Preliminary observations of a rapid assessment of the mobula and manta fisheries of west Lombok, Indonesia.
Much like manta ray conservation, shark conservation is limited in Indonesia. The Jakarta Globe recently reported on the catch of a 15 m whale shark.
We recently hung out with the cool team at Simply Scuba over on their blog. They kindly invited us to write a guest post, and tell their readers about the plight of manta rays in Indonesia.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was doused in petrol and held at gunpoint while investigating the shadowy world of illegal shark fin trading for UK Channel 4′s Big Fish Fight series.
A portfolio of photos by Paul Hilton highlights the brutal and disturbing nature of manta fisheries and trade.
Fishermen are often criticised by opponents of the shark fin industry, but perhaps we should also look closer to home
Demand for shark fin soup and traditional Chinese medicines is driving the unregulated harvest of manta rays in Indonesia