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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 Tomnod.com 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.
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Preserving Costa Rica’s Sloths Through Education and Habitat Conservation

The lack of public awareness regarding the specific needs of sloths and how to protect them, as well as uncontrolled and unplanned urban expansion...

Red Cross Rescues Seven in Costa Rica’s Braulio Carillo National Park

On Sunday, a coordinated rescue operation by the Red Cross successfully located and rescued seven individuals who had been reported missing in Braulio Carillo...

Costa Rica’s President’s Controversial Statement on Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Development

President Rodrigo Chaves addressed the environmental complaint about the illegal logging of trees in the Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge. "We have to keep an eye...