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Illegal fishing kills Costa Rica marine life and tourism in Golfo Dulce and Southern Zone
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Illegal fishing kills Costa Rica marine life and tourism in Golfo Dulce and Southern Zone

Todd Staley - March 18, 2021

The Osa Peninsula has always been considered the “wild west” of Costa Rica. Until recently, it was difficult to access, which made it attractive to people hiding…

Top Fishing App Helps Costa Rica Anglers
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Fishing
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Top Fishing App Helps Costa Rica Anglers

Todd Staley - March 14, 2021

Since man began taking fish from the ocean, they have used natural occurrences and eventually man-made technology to help them find fish. Before modern fish-finder sonar, grouper…

Central America begins ban to protect lobster
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Central America begins ban to protect lobster

AFP and The Tico Times - February 27, 2021

Countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic on Monday will begin a ban to protect the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), threatened by overfishing, a specialized…

4 Costa Rica fishing tips for first-time anglers
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Fishing
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4 Costa Rica fishing tips for first-time anglers

Advertorial - February 21, 2021

Are you going on vacation to Costa Rica and want to fish? You cannot choose a better place in Central America for this outdoor sport. It can…

Project advances to move tuna sein boats 100 miles from coast
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Fishing
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Project advances to move tuna sein boats 100 miles from coast

Todd Staley - December 10, 2020

Members of the Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP) spent two hours last Tuesday explaining to congress why Costa Rica needs to improve on its protection of its…

President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project
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Environment
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President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado on Friday announced that he has vetoed a project that would have authorized trawl fishing in Costa Rican waters. "It is my responsibility to…

Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law
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Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law

AFP - October 23, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved a controversial law authorizing trawl fishing, a method questioned by environmentalists and small-scale fishermen who fear the destruction of marine…

Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy
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Fishing
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Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy

Todd Staley - May 25, 2020

The permanent smile mother nature seemed to put on their faces and their high intelligence are probably some of the reasons virtually everybody loves dolphins. Costa Rica…

Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities
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Fishing
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Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities

Todd Staley - May 15, 2020

Like most nations around the globe, Costa Rica has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Because of its considerable tourism and fishing-based economy, the impact has…

Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing
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Costa Rica
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Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing

Todd Staley - February 19, 2020

Samantha Mumford caught her first catfish in the pond at her godmother’s house when she was just 5 years old. That was the beginning of a chain…