|Eagle ray killed on Saipan.|
We want to bring attention to something positive. A dive operator spent a night in jail in Saipan in the Commonwalth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) for killing a spotted eagle ray. While it is too late for this individual eagle ray, this successful enforcement action creates a deterrent that will ensure other individuals are left unharmed.
Spotted eagle rays are assessed as near threatened by the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species, and their populations are decreasing around the world. Congratulations to the CNMI Division of Fish & Wildlife.