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U.S. cites Costa Rica for fishing non-compliance

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States identified Costa Rica among seven nations for activities relating to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Is Costa Rica banning fishing for Blue Marlin and Tarpon?

Rumors and uncertainty are running rabid in the sport fishing community after a list of endangered or threatened species was published in the Gaceta,...

Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?

More than 25 percent of all tuna fished by foreign purse seine boats in Costa Rican territorial waters goes unreported or is taken by vessels not licensed to fish in Costa Rica — resulting in zero benefit to the country.

Costa Rica Conservationists and IIlegal Fishing At Cocos Island

The ocean conservation group Turtle Island Restoration Network has teamed up with the imagery crowdsourcing platform to launch a campaign that allows conservation-minded Internauts to identify illegal fishing boats in satellite imagery of Cocos Island National Park.

Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets

The suspects likely will face criminal charges for threatening officers, and they could lose subsidies from the Mixed Institute for Social Aid.

Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Conservationists hope unmanned aerial vehicles can help fight illegal fishing in Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park. Similar drones have been used in South Africa to fight rhino poaching in national parks there.

Community Aids Limón Red Cross

THE grave financial situation of the Limón Red Cross has taken an optimisticturn after the Caribbean port town’s chapterthreatened to close its doors severalmonths...

The Quakers and Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde, Costa Rica is a small town located in the northern part of the country, known for its stunning natural beauty and rich biodiversity....

Costa Rican Cuisine – What is it and where did it come from?

Costa Rican cuisine, also known as "comida típica," is a melting pot of indigenous, Spanish, and African influences. The country's diverse landscape and abundance...

Noelia Campos Guerrero Interview – Orbita Prima

Noelia Campos Guerrero is Costa Rica’s First Female Astronaut in Groundbreaking Feature Film: Orbita Prima I had the opportunity to talk with Orbita Prima costar...