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President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project
Environment
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Environment
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President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado on Friday announced that he has vetoed a project that would have authorized trawl fishing in Costa Rican waters. "It is my responsibility to…

Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law

AFP - October 23, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved a controversial law authorizing trawl fishing, a method questioned by environmentalists and small-scale fishermen who fear the destruction of marine…

Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy
Fishing
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Fishing
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Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy

Todd Staley - May 25, 2020

The permanent smile mother nature seemed to put on their faces and their high intelligence are probably some of the reasons virtually everybody loves dolphins. Costa Rica…

Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities
Fishing
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Fishing
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Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities

Todd Staley - May 15, 2020

Like most nations around the globe, Costa Rica has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Because of its considerable tourism and fishing-based economy, the impact has…

Top App Helps Costa Rica Anglers
Fishing
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Fishing
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Top App Helps Costa Rica Anglers

Todd Staley - February 24, 2020

Since man began taking fish from the ocean, they have used natural occurrences and eventually man-made technology to help them find fish. Before modern fish-finder sonar, grouper…

Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tournament in Costa Rica to celebrate women in fishing

Todd Staley - February 19, 2020

Samantha Mumford caught her first catfish in the pond at her godmother’s house when she was just 5 years old. That was the beginning of a chain…

The Good Witches of Puntarenas Costa Rica
Events
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Events
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The Good Witches of Puntarenas Costa Rica

Todd Staley - November 27, 2019

Last March, television fishing host and lure designer Larry Dahlberg spent five days in Puntarenas with MakeLure President Mike Faupel and Brad Roberts, a well-known lure maker,…

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet

Laure Fillon / AFP - November 18, 2019

The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree…

Illegal Costa Rica Fishing Strains Gulf of Nicoya Communities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Illegal Costa Rica Fishing Strains Gulf of Nicoya Communities

David Bolaños Acuña and Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - August 19, 2019

In Puerto Níspero, about 9 km from Puente de la Amistad in Guanacaste, Leandro Espinoza has just disembarked. It's three o'clock in the afternoon, and the 67-year-old…

How to catch big yellowfin and bigeye tuna offshore in Costa Rica
Editorial
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Editorial
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How to catch big yellowfin and bigeye tuna offshore in Costa Rica

Willy Atencio / Fish Drake Bay - June 27, 2019

Thanks to the efforts of FECOP and other organizations that protect the waters of Costa Rica, tuna are back with a vengeance for sport fishermen. My fellow…