Anglers from Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the United States and Costa Rica competed in the 38th International Sailfish and Marlin tournament.
Eco-tourism and sport-fishing tourism are both being threatened by illegal commercial fishing practices in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica needs to improve on its protection of its valuable tuna resources — not only for the sport fishing fleet they represent, but for the benefit of all national fishermen.
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.
FECOP, the country’s national sport-fishing federation, has stepped up to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
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