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

The Tico Times - July 17, 2015

Drones are best known for their place on the battlefield but conservationists hope unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can transition to a different fight: illegal fishing. In…

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

A campaign launched Tuesday is asking people and businesses in Costa Rica to donate money to buy a speedboat for park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park to fight illegal fishing…

Tracking seafood ‘bait-to-plate’ to end global fraud and protect threatened stocks
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Tracking seafood ‘bait-to-plate’ to end global fraud and protect threatened stocks

Darryl Fears | The Washington Post - March 16, 2015

Arnold Bengis, described as a modern-day pirate, is the face of fishery crime. He's already served a five-year federal prison sentence for stealing massive amounts of rock…

Costa Rican Coast Guard arrests boat captain for alleged shark finning
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Costa Rican Coast Guard arrests boat captain for alleged shark finning

The Tico Times - March 24, 2014

On Sunday, coast guard officers detained a fishing boat in Quepos, Puntarenas, on the Pacific coast, and found 21 shark fins on board weighing four kilograms, which…

European Union blacklists seafood trade in Belize
Illegal Fishing
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Illegal Fishing
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European Union blacklists seafood trade in Belize

AFP - March 24, 2014

In its toughest move yet to eradicate illegal fishing, the European Union on Monday blacklisted Belize, Cambodia and Guinea, effectively banning their products from the world's most…

Mexican fisherman accused of biggest poaching case in history at Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco still a fugitive
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Mexican fisherman accused of biggest poaching case in history at Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco still a fugitive

The Tico Times - March 19, 2014

A Mexican fishing boat captain busted in 2008 with 12 tons of tuna well within the protected boundary waters of Costa Rica's Isla del Coco National Park…

Illegal fishing continues unabated in Costa Rica’s treasured Isla del Coco National Park
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Illegal fishing continues unabated in Costa Rica’s treasured Isla del Coco National Park

The Tico Times - March 15, 2014

First in a three-part series ISLA DEL COCO, Puntarenas – A recent report filed by park guards at Isla del Coco National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site…

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