Aetobatus narinari is listed in the IUCN Red List as an “almost endangered” species. Low reproductive potential and excessive unregulated fishing have likely caused the decline of its populations.
Objective: Collect data for the study of the eagle ray populations through several monitoring protocols. Its conservation is essential for the socioeconomic value as a draw for tourism, the main industry of the island. In addition, it is essential that we know the impact, that the fluctuations in the population of this mega-pradator, have on the health of the ecosystem as a whole.