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Articles tagged with gill plates

Mobula success at CITES CoP17

The votes are in….CITES delegates overwhelmingly voted in favour of listing all mobula rays on Appendix II of CITES!

Trade control matters

We celebrated a great victory when manta rays became listed on CITES Appendix II, but implementation and enforcement of this law is crucial. In 2015, The Manta Trust participated at and co-organised several workshops in key mobulid fishing countries

Ministerial Shark & Ray Conservation Symposium

Indian Ocean Ministers gather for a special meeting.

Largest Attempted Export of Manta Gill Plates Seized

Experiencing Negombo

Whilst our Maldivian team continue to study the nation’s protected manta rays, our Genetics Project Leader, Emily Humble, shares her first experience of Negombo market in Sri Lanka – host to one of the world’s largest mobulid fisheries. It is the early hours of the morning and a mild smell of fish taints the warm, […]

Row Upon Row – An update from the fisheries of India

Despite the numerous conservation successes achieved for manta rays over the last few years, the same cannot be said for their smaller mobula cousins. Today we hear from Mohanraj of the latest numbers coming from two major fisheries in the Gulf of Mannar.  Investigating manta and mobula fisheries is a far less luxurious venture than […]

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