Manta Ray Conservation

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Legal updates are going on right now for our Manta Rays – the Yap State Department of Resources Marine Division and the Environmental Protection Agency are drafting regulations and creating a management plan for the 2008 sanctuary law, 7-36.

Read Yap’s Update: conservation

Yap State lucked out with a scientific perspective through Julie Hartup, Project Manager with’s F.S.M. manta research. She’s bringing years of researching Micronesia’s reef manta populations and her data to the attorneys and government offices.

Scientific information that will guide drafting the protective regulations and manta ray conservation management plan – check out the article: conservation

2 thoughts on “Manta Ray Conservation”

  1. Great news guys, Yap leading the way in Manta conservation. Will they also look into extending that to cover sharks? Looks like the next big thing there is your developing shark dive.

  2. Great news. If a small state like Yap can make the effort to protect and conserve its mantas,then there is no excuse for the rest of the world.

    I agree with the above comment, hopefully the sharks will also get the protection they need.

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Jim Reilly
Jim Reilly
11:27 21 Mar 18
We stayed at the hotel and dove with Manta Ray divers in early December 2017. The hotel is very comfortable, well run and staffed with wonderful employees. During our visit my wife came down with an illness and the consideration and support from the hotel and dive staff could not have been more
Sandy Stinson
Sandy Stinson
16:03 03 Mar 18
The staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. Food is good, (worth upgrading to include all meals). Diving is good more
Alex Divinsky
Alex Divinsky
17:24 01 Jan 18
The best place to stay in Yap. The resort is really nice and clean, the scuba diving is great, and the docked ship that houses the bar, restaurant, and movie screen is very cool. I really enjoyed my stay more
10:44 01 Jan 18
Offers one of the best accommodation service. It also has a uniquely designed restaurant.
Yi-Hsin Lin
Yi-Hsin Lin
00:53 21 Feb 17
The whole place centers around the scuba diving operation. Probably better to find somewhere else if you're not a diver. The dive operation was generally good, but a little too laid back - schedules weren't always clear, and sometimes would change without any notice. Sometimes it was hard to tell if this was really because of changing tides/weather or because of the island pace of life. Pizza is a surprisingly good option at the more
William Myers
William Myers
21:01 21 Jul 18
Great hotel. Have stayed twice.
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