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Costa Rican government approves greenstick licenses for commercial, charter fishing fleets

Greenstick fishing, or palo verde as it is known in Spanish, is not a new technique.

Baseball legend, all-star fisherman: Wade Boggs in Costa Rica

I have never been inside a NFL locker room, but I can image what it sounds like. I sat in the restaurant area of...

FECOP represents Costa Rica in Panamerican Sportfishing Delegation

The purpose of the group is to promote sport fishing as a competitive sport and have a common front on fisheries conservation.

Amateur Costa Rica Fishing Club names 2017 Tarpon Champion

The goosebump-inducing sound of a tarpon going airborne is like listening to a pair of maracas on steroids. Once you hear it, you never forget it.

Fishing in Costa Rica: Catching roosterfish in a washing machine

When we arrived at Matapalo Rock, I thought about renaming the famous landmark – at least for this one day – either Whirlpool or Maytag: it was like the spindle of a washing machine, and the water was on the agitate cycle.

Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

"I have never given an opinion pro or con. What I have defended against many times is fabricated statements from environmental zealots."
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Panama Slaps Naturgy with $14 Million Fine for Poor Electricity Service

Panama imposed a record fine of 14 million dollars on the Spanish company Naturgy for "failing to comply" with quality standards in electricity distribution,...

Costa Rica’s Blue Economy Boosted by Landmark Bond Issue

IDB Invest announced a partnership with Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (BNCR) to launch Costa Rica's first blue bond. IDB Invest committed $25 million...

CONMEBOL’s Copa America Chaos: A Warning for 2026 World Cup Organizers

The chaotic scenes at the CONMEBOL's Copa America final have raised serious questions for the organizers of the 2026 World Cup which will be...