Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/A-Reef-Manta-in-Indonesia-27MZIFVXTH58.htmlConceptually similarA Reef Manta in IndonesiaGP04RYPCompleted★★★★Manta Rays Swimming Over Coral Reefs, Raja Ampat, Papua, IndonesiaGP0STUNIECompleted★★★★Manta Ray, Raja Ampat, Papua, IndonesiaGP0STUNILCompleted★★★★Manta Rays in Raja Ampat, Papua, IndonesiaGP0STUNH7Completed★★★★Manta Rays in Raja Ampat, Papua, IndonesiaGP0STUNH8Completed★★★★★★Manta Rays Swim Over Coral Reefs in Raja Ampat, Papua, IndonesiaGP0STUNHMCompleted★★★★Manta Rays off the Coast of Nusa PenidaGP0STOH4NCompleted★★★★Manta Rays off the Coast of Nusa PenidaGP0STOH4OCompleted★★★★★★Manta Ray off the Coast of Nusa PenidaGP0STOH3ICompleted★★★★View AllGP04RYOA Reef Manta in IndonesiaA reef manta ( Manta alfredi ) swims by as tourists look on, Manta Bay, Nusa Penida, Indonesia. Manta rays are a target species for fishermen across Indonesia for the gill plates that are used in traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong, Macau and China.Locations:Indian Ocean-Indonesia-Nusa Penida-South Pacific Ocean-Southeast AsiaDate:1 Apr, 2013Credit:© Paul Hilton / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4334px X 2970pxKeywords:Blue-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Manta Rays-Oceans (campaign title)-Oceans (topography)-Tourists-Underwater shotsShoot:Millions of Dollars on Manta Tourism at Risk in IndonesiaManta rays have always been landed at Lombok's Tanjung Luar, fish market, and there has been increasing concern about declines in populations of these highly vulnerable rays, which only produce a few offspring over their long lifespans. This concern escalated to an alarm, however, on the morning of 27th of August 2013 when a single reef Manta (Manta alfredi) was landed, followed by more landings of reef manta rays on the 28th and again on the 29th. Prior to this, on the morning of the 24th a boat from Benoa harbor, Bali offloaded 6 ton of Manta ray, according to local fishermen. These landings mark a turning point for Manta tourism across Indonesia, and pose a major threat to the the country's lucrative international dive tourism industry.