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Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast
Business
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Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast

L. Arias - March 18, 2016

Fishermen and tourism operators have reported an increase in sightings of tuna shoals along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast in recent months, according to the Costa Rican Fisheries Federation (FECOP),…

Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets
Crime
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Crime
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Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets

L. Arias - July 27, 2015

A group of 60 fishermen, some covering their faces with bandanas and balaclavas, last week targeted Costa Rican Coast Guard officers with scare tactics in an attempt to recover two…

PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities

Thomas Enderlin - April 2, 2015

Adrian Arguijo Valdez is an artisanal fisherman. His weathered hands are a testament to countless years of direct exposure to sun and wind on the Golfo de…

Newsletter
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Panamanian fishermen rescued after 33 days adrift

The Tico Times - February 23, 2015

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/569914053541261312 After 33 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean, four Panamanian fishermen were rescued on Feb. 19. The Costa Rican fishing boat "La Modesta" spotted the shipwrecked…

Latin America
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Nicaragua steps up search for 26 missing fishermen after ship sinks in Caribbean

AFP - December 12, 2014

https://twitter.com/laprensa/status/543205113209581569 MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan air and naval teams intensified the search Friday for 26 people missing in the Caribbean after their lobster boat sank with a…

More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute
Business
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More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute

L. Arias - November 12, 2014

Update, Nov. 21: A previous version of this story included statements from the conservation group MarViva, issued under the context of a National Fishing Symposium on Nov.12. That information…

Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica Ombudsman’s Office pushes for better marine conservation

The Tico Times - July 1, 2014

Costa Rica's Ombudsman's Office issued a statement Tuesday urging the government to prioritize marine resource management. According to research by the agency – which is responsible for petitioning the state on…

Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources
Business
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Business
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Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources

The Tico Times - June 28, 2014

Dozens of fishermen from both of Costa Rica's coasts gathered in the auditorium at the Casa Presidencial in San José Friday to celebrate the creation of a government-sponsored…

Business
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Debate over maritime zoning legislation heats up

Fabiola Pomareda - March 2, 2014

[caption id="attachment_29739" align="alignright" width="300"] (Courtesy Frente Nacional de Comunidades Costeras)[/caption] Second in a series. Read the first story here. For years along Costa Rica’s azure coasts, thousands…