20 Jul Stronger Implementation of Code of Conduct for Marine Animals in Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA)

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 1.44.08 PMOn June 29, 2016, concerned divers and the Coral Triangle Center’s Learning Site Manager, Marthen Welly reported a whale shark injured by a boat propeller in Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area. In response to the incident, representatives from CTC, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in Denpasar, Nusa Penida Management Unit, and dive shops in Nusa Lembongan met to discuss how to prevent similar events from happening in the future.

One measure discussed is the stronger implementation of the code of conduct on interaction with marine animals, such as sunfish (Mola), manta rays and whale sharks, amongst boat operators, dive shops and other marine tourism businesses operating within the Nusa Penida MPA. Let’s all work together for responsible marine tourism in Nusa Penida MPA! Watch this video to find out how to interact responsibly with marine animals while diving and snorkeling!

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