Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Manta-Ray-in-Manta-Road-27MZIFLEGGVV.htmlConceptually similarManta RayGP02QHZCompleted★★★★★★Manta RayGP02QI0Completed★★★★★★Fishing Documentation - Defending Our Oceans (Pacific: 2006)GP01F3OCompleted★★★★Fishing Documentation - Defending Our Oceans (Pacific: 2006)GP019M7Completed★★★★Fishing Documentation - Defending Our Oceans (Pacific: 2006)GP01326Completed★★★★★★Fishing Documentation - Defending Our Oceans (Pacific: 2006)GP0NF9Completed★★★★Fishing Documentation - Defending Our Oceans (Pacific: 2006)GP0PD4Completed★★★★Fishing Documentation - Defending Our Oceans (Pacific: 2006)GP0A5VCompleted★★★★Fisheries in the Western Pacific OceanGP016ELCompleted★★★★View AllGP0199CManta Ray in Manta RoadA Giant Manta Ray (Manta birostris) with a hook and line embedded into it's underside, most probably from a long-line vessel, at Manta Road, one of Pohnpei's main diving tourism attractions.The 'MY Esperanza' left Cebu, Republic of the Philippines, on the first Pacific Leg of the Greenpeace 'Defending Our Oceans' expedition, Sunday 3rd September 2006. Yellow Fin and Big Eye tuna stocks are destined to be critically over-fished within three years if the fishing of the two fish species continues unabated. Greenpeace is calling for an immediate end to pirate fishing, a 50% reduction in the amount of Pacific tuna caught, and a global network of Marine Reserves.Locations:Federated States Of Micronesia-Micronesia-Oceania-PohnpeiDate:23 Sep, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Alex HoffordMaximum size:1506px X 918pxKeywords:Blue-Copy space-Day-Fish-Fishing hooks-KWCI (GPI)-Manta Rays-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Underwater shotsShoot:Defending Our Oceans Tour in MexicoThe Greenpeace vessel 'MY Esperanza' is currently in the 'World's Aquarium' on the Gulf of California, Mexico as part of the Defending Our Oceans Tour. This area is renowned for its rich marine life and has huge economic benefit for the whole of Mexico, bringing nearly five million tourists and providing half the countries fish supply. Pressure from destructive fishing, pollution and uncontrolled tourism development are threatening life in the Aquarium. One of the focuses for this part of the tour is the plight of the world's most endangered porpoise - the vaquita. Greenpeace are calling for a network of marine reserves to be introduced globally in order to control fishing and protect endangered species.