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More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute
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More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute

L. Arias - November 12, 2014

Update, Nov. 21: A previous version of this story included statements from the conservation group MarViva, issued under the context of a National Fishing Symposium on Nov.12. That information…

Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans?
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Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans?

The Tico Times - October 23, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree Tuesday restricting industrial tuna fishing in Costa Rican waters. The decree is one of the first attempts to establish fishing…

Dead shark finding precedes ‘Black October,’ the worst month for illegal fishing in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Dead shark finding precedes ‘Black October,’ the worst month for illegal fishing in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 10, 2014

Two weeks ago, park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park, located 590 kilometers west of Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, found six dead silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and…

The lionfish hunters
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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The lionfish hunters

The Tico Times - October 9, 2014

MANZANILLO, Limón — Swimming in their tiny aquarium on Manzanillo beach, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, the group of four lionfish were the most beautiful sea creatures I…

Costa Rica battles invasive species with lionfish consumption campaign
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica battles invasive species with lionfish consumption campaign

The Tico Times - September 1, 2014

Deep-fried lionfish may be the new dish du jour along Costa Rica's Caribbean coast thanks to a new campaign intended to curb the growth of the invasive species' local population. Lionfish…

Costa Rican Fisheries Federation holds sport fishing tournament for kids
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican Fisheries Federation holds sport fishing tournament for kids

Alberto Font - July 29, 2014

With the goal of promoting responsible fishing, the Costa Rican Fisheries Federation, or FECOP, last Saturday held a sport fishing tournament for children – the second of the year – at the…

Stop giving away free tuna fishing licenses, says NGO
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Stop giving away free tuna fishing licenses, says NGO

The Tico Times - July 21, 2014

A nonprofit fishing group, the Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP), filed a constitutional complaint last week alleging that a law granting free fishing licenses to international tuna…

Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica Ombudsman’s Office pushes for better marine conservation

The Tico Times - July 1, 2014

Costa Rica's Ombudsman's Office issued a statement Tuesday urging the government to prioritize marine resource management. According to research by the agency – which is responsible for petitioning the state on…

Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources
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Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources

The Tico Times - June 28, 2014

Dozens of fishermen from both of Costa Rica's coasts gathered in the auditorium at the Casa Presidencial in San José Friday to celebrate the creation of a government-sponsored…

Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny
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Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny

The Tico Times - June 18, 2014

As the Costa Rican government stalls on the publication of new tuna fishing regulations, one environmental group has taken matters into its own hands. In a letter…