West Manggarai

West Manggarai Regent Agustinus Ch. Dula designated his entire regency’s marine and coastal waters as a shark and manta ray sanctuary. Fishing is now prohibited for manta rays, threatened shark species, and other threatened species, such as turtles, dugong, Napoleon wrasse and some coral species, throughout the regency’s 7,000 square kilometers of sea that extend up to 12 nautical miles offshore. West Manggarai and Komodo, located at the heart of the Coral Triangle, is home to some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity, including more than 10 shark species and both oceanic and reef manta rays.


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