Yachts For Scient ecology of manta and devil rays

Yachts for Science are working with the Manta Trust to understand better the population dynamics and movement ecology of manta and devil rays throughout Fiji in order to support the promotion of sustainable mobulid eco-tourism, the implementation of effective conservation management strategies at critical habitats and the effective regulation of bycatch fisheries in the nation’s waters. The Lau Archipelago, Fiji’s most remote island group, is consistently ranked among the highest priorities for conservation. Currently, we know very little about how manta rays use this habitat and the size of the population there. Yachts visiting this region can support research by offering one week or a couple of days of vessel time. Key activities include diving identification, drone surveys, and satellite tagging. Learn more HERE.