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

Karl Kahler - 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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature

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

Lindsay Fendt - 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…

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande
Conservation
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Conservation
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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

Lauren Hackney - May 18, 2016

Costa Rica’s environmental achievements are well known. The country is advancing toward carbon neutrality, using renewable energy sources to generate electricity, and protecting more than 25 percent…

Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing
Business
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Business
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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing

Jill Replogle - April 29, 2016

Remoras, or suckerfish, attach to sharks and other large marine animals and feed on parasites attached to their host’s body and on scraps from their host’s meals.…

Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing
Conservation
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Conservation
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Fishackathon invites conservation-minded techies to help solve overfishing

Jill Replogle - April 22, 2016

This weekend, San José and more than 40 others cities around the world will challenge groups of coders and scientists to find solutions to problems related to overfishing and…

New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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New government lionfish commission to take on invasive species

Lindsay Fendt - April 14, 2016

Local efforts to curb the encroachment of invasive species in Costa Rica's Caribbean got a big boost this week with the formation of a National Commission for…

Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Solís administration backs down from bill to reinstate shrimp trawling

Lindsay Fendt - March 25, 2016

Facing opposition from lawmakers and pressure from environmental groups, government fishing authorities pulled a controversial shrimp trawling bill from the legislative agenda last week. If passed, the…

New bill could bring shrimp trawling back to Costa Rica – depending on whom you ask
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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New bill could bring shrimp trawling back to Costa Rica – depending on whom you ask

Lindsay Fendt - December 15, 2015

Legal shrimp trawling could be returning to Costa Rican waters with a new bill up for debate in the Legislative Assembly. The Bill for the Development and…

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