President Carlos Alvarado on Friday announced that he has vetoed a project that would authorize trawl fishing in Costa Rican waters.
The new legislation sets in motion the process to resume trawling in Costa Rica, a country that prides itself on its environmental policies.
Using video mapping and other technological tools, we can experience a full day at the island.
Waves could reach 4.1 meters (13.7 feet) on Sunday at Guanacaste beaches and along the Nicoya Peninsula.
Costa Rica's Caribbean beaches in the province of Limón are expected to see waves up to 3.1 meters (10.3 feet) starting Friday and likely continuing through the weekend, the University of Costa Rica's Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) reported.
Powerful waves and rip currents started hitting beaches in the Pacific province of Puntarenas on Friday and will continue throughout the weekend. Oceanographers forecast a new stronger swell likely will bring even bigger waves to Puntarenas starting next Thursday.
The app displays animated graphics and maps showing wave height, direction and duration, and data on average wind speed, gust strength and direction.
Officials from the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) on Monday said that 180 tons of ammonium nitrate spilled into the Nicoya Gulf last Saturday has not caused significant damage to the area’s marine resources.
Waves are expected to reach up to 11 feet high along Costa Rica's southern Pacific beaches, oceanographers say.
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