Jan. 28/14

The Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister has declared the reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) and oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) as protected fish species as they are facing an increased threat of extinction.

"In the beginning of 2014, we have decided on the protection of two manta ray species," said Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister Sharif C.Sutardjo on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news agency.

The protection on the two manta ray species is stipulated in fisheries and maritime affairs ministerial decree (Permen) No.04/2014 on manta ray protection status.


The CITES Secretariat launched today a Web section on sharks and manta rays to assist the 179 Parties to the Convention in putting in place effective measures to control international trade in the newly listed species.

Aug. 01/13
Oceans 5 Dive Resort Gili Air
Oceans 5 dive resort
Gili Air 83000
8° 21' 49.2948" S, 116° 4' 43.6656" E

IDC Dive Resort Oceans 5 Dive Gili Air organize a Padi Go Pro night and a Marine Lecture about Mantas with Aqautic Alliance Bali the 1st of August.

Aug. 16/13
Kane's Camp Coral Bay 6701
23° 3' 16.0632" S, 113° 45' 8.7876" E
  We’d like to invite you to support the Manta Ray Black Tie Ball raising funds for Project AWA MORE