Protect Manta Rays While They Are Still There
The crowd is mix of tourists and locals. They watch the crew of two Indonesian longliners to started dumping large fish over the sides into the shallow waters to be dragged into shore. Fish are dead already but the water still gets bloody as they throw in scalloped hammerheads, thresher, mako, blue, silky, bull, tiger and oceanic white-tips sharks, manta and mobula rays, spinner dolphins and pilot whales. All this load is coming just from these same two boats anchored at Tanjung Luar the largest fish market in Eastern Lombok. Simply one must feel disgusted as Indonesia laws are supposed to protect dolphins and whales but it was obvious that legal protection is not working. No one seems to mind that.