• CURRENT COSTA RICA COVID TOTALS

    Confirmed 183,242, Deaths 2,401, Recovered 140,573

  • CURRENT COSTA RICA COVID TOTALS

    Confirmed 183,242, Deaths 2,401, Recovered 140,573

Japanese Government Donates to Fight Illegal Fishing Near Isla del Coco

September 13, 2010

The Japanese government donated $94,995 to Costa Rica last week to help combat illegal fishing in the waters of Isla del Coco National Park, the country’s protected marine gem 365 miles west of the Pacific port town of Puntarenas.

The money, directed to a project to better equip authorities to protect the park’s waters, will be used to build a 48-square-meter cabin and install a small hydroelectric turbine near the mouth of the Río Oliver at Chatham Bay.

The new installation will allow the government to increase the number of park guards and allow the crews to spend more time on patrol.

Funds from the donation will also help purchase life rafts for the island’s two patrol boats and buy equipment to remove fishing hooks and lines from the water.

Park officials and the Japanese Embassy hope the new donation will help cut down on illegal fishing near the island.

“Our embassy considers that the (Isla del Coco) National Park is very important for the conservation of natural resources,” said Hidekazu Yamaguchi, Japan’s ambassador to Costa Rica. “Nevertheless, the park is vulnerable to illegal fishing and other threats and must be very well guarded.”

You may be interested

FAQ: The United States’ new Covid travel requirements
Costa Rica
2582 views
Costa Rica
2582 views

FAQ: The United States’ new Covid travel requirements

The Tico Times - January 15, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that all international airline passengers flying to the United States must show proof…

UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain
Central America
1522 views
Central America
1522 views

UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strain

AFP - January 15, 2021

Britain will ban all arrivals from South America, Panama, Cape Verde and Portugal from 0400 GMT Friday over fears of…

Mexico to host rescheduled CONCACAF Olympic qualifying
Costa Rica
1190 views
Costa Rica
1190 views

Mexico to host rescheduled CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

AFP - January 15, 2021

Guadalajara will host the CONCACAF men's qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics March 18-30, football's governing body for North and…