Agreement Signed to Protect Marine Life
Working together to create and enforce laws that protect Costa Rica’s marine wildlife is the goal of a cooperation agreement signed Monday by the environmental nonprofit MarViva and the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA).
Among their joint goals are spreading information about existing laws to protect fish and drafting national plans to protect sharks and other marine life, according to a statement from MarViva.
The agreement was signed by MarViva Director Michael Rothschild and INCOPESCA president Carlos Villalobos.
“For INCOPESCA, an alliance with an organization such as MarViva is of great importance because it allows us to channel our efforts toward a common interest: the sustainable management of marine resources,”Villalobos said.
In the past, MarViva has signed cooperation agreements with other government offices including the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the Public Security Ministry.
You may be interested
Happy Fourth of July from The Tico TimesAlejandro Zúñiga - July 4, 2020
Happy Fourth of July from all of us at The Tico Times! Break out your red, white and blue, rehearse…
Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 3, 2020Alejandro Zúñiga - July 3, 2020
Costa Rica confirmed 288 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 4,311 cumulative known cases, the Health…
Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front lineAFP and The Tico Times - July 3, 2020
Unemployed and emotionally worn, Nicaraguan doctors fired from the public health system for criticizing the government's handling of the pandemic…