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Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet
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Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet

Laure Fillon / AFP - November 18, 2019

The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree…

Flamingo Fishing Rodeo set to begin in one of sportfishing’s best destinations
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Fishing
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Flamingo Fishing Rodeo set to begin in one of sportfishing’s best destinations

The Tico Times - July 23, 2019

Flamingo, Guanacaste, is one of sportfishing’s legendary destinations, an idyllic laid-back beach community located on Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast. A short run to the fishing grounds…

Fishing in Costa Rica for Freight Trains
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Fishing
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Fishing in Costa Rica for Freight Trains

Todd Staley - June 18, 2019

In my youth, I loved rock music.  Led Zepplin, The Who, The Rolling Stones and the likes were at the top of my playlist. As each of…

Costa Rica tuna decree seems to be working
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Fishing
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Costa Rica tuna decree seems to be working

Todd Staley - June 10, 2019

Statistics are beginning to show what people on the water already knew: Fish stocks are improving in areas where tuna purse seine boats are prohibited. Purse seiner…

Ticos take bronze in first international kayak tournament
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Fishing
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Ticos take bronze in first international kayak tournament

Todd Staley - June 3, 2019

Costa Rica earned the bronze medal over the weekend in Cookeville, Tennessee, after participating in the first-ever PanAmerican Delegation Kayak Bass Tournament. United States and Canada took…

First sail on a fly
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Fishing
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First sail on a fly

Todd Staley - April 28, 2019

The angler stood on the veranda of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos and looked at the vast sport fishing fleet in awe. A Colorado native and avid…

I caught a marlin and it was great, but the marlin totally hated it
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I caught a marlin and it was great, but the marlin totally hated it

The Tico Times - May 18, 2017

PUERTO JIMÉNEZ, Puntarenas — Forty miles south of the Golfo Dulce in the open Pacific Ocean, a 200-pound blue marlin was about to have the worst day…

Here’s a fish story you know is true because we barely caught anything
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adventure
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Here’s a fish story you know is true because we barely caught anything

The Tico Times - March 13, 2017

My three friends and I loaded up my Galloper in Monteverde and headed down to the Gulf of Nicoya. Our destination was the boat of the Tico…

Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature
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Costa Rica
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Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature

The Tico Times - August 10, 2016

With the start of the new legislative session last week, the government has resumed a battle in the environmental commission over a controversial shrimp trawling bill. The…

Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s shark conservation record is a ‘mixed bag,’ observers say

The Tico Times - June 8, 2016

When it comes to shark conservation, Costa Rica rarely shies away from the spotlight. In February, conservationists applauded as the country made headlines at the February meeting…

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