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Costa Rica named one of world’s best billfish destinations
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Fishing
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Costa Rica named one of world’s best billfish destinations

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 18, 2019

The fishing charter website FishingBooker has named Costa Rica as the fourth-best billfish destination in the world. The list -- based entirely on customer preferences and reviews,…

Fishing for freight trains
Fishing
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Fishing
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Fishing for freight trains

Todd Staley - June 18, 2019

In my youth, I loved rock music.  Led Zepplin, The Who, The Rolling Stones and the likes were at the top of my playlist. As each of…

Costa Rica tuna decree seems to be working
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Fishing
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Costa Rica tuna decree seems to be working

Todd Staley - June 10, 2019

Statistics are beginning to show what people on the water already knew: Fish stocks are improving in areas where tuna purse seine boats are prohibited. Purse seiner…

Ticos take bronze in first international kayak tournament
Fishing
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Fishing
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Ticos take bronze in first international kayak tournament

Todd Staley - June 3, 2019

Costa Rica earned the bronze medal over the weekend in Cookeville, Tennessee, after participating in the first-ever PanAmerican Delegation Kayak Bass Tournament. United States and Canada took…

The evolution of the Hero Shot
Wetline Costa Rica
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Wetline Costa Rica
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The evolution of the Hero Shot

Todd Staley - February 28, 2019

Did you know the picture above is now illegal in Costa Rica? Ten years ago a regulation made it illegal for the sports fishing sector to take…

Tussling for tuna: Costa Rican fishermen want more access to a local tuna
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Tussling for tuna: Costa Rican fishermen want more access to a local tuna

Todd Staley - February 14, 2019

Robert Nunes is a commercial fisherman who actively defends his peers in Costa Rica’s commercial fishing industry. He volunteers a lot of his time with Mauricio Gonzalez,…

A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers

Todd Staley - February 7, 2019

Many people applauded Costa Rica for outlawing shrimp trawling last year. The new ruling has survived many court challenges and even today the shrimp industry and INCOPESCA,…

A conversation with new fisheries head Moises Mug
Wetline Costa Rica
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Wetline Costa Rica
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A conversation with new fisheries head Moises Mug

Todd Staley - June 28, 2018

The new director of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA), Moises Mug, is a fisheries biologist with 32 years of experience in sustainable fisheries, ocean conservation and…

Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about
Fishing
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Fishing
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Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about

Todd Staley - June 4, 2018

Most visiting anglers come to this country with either marlin, sailfish, or tarpon on their bucket list. These are all spectacular fish and great angling challenges, available…

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

Todd Staley - May 29, 2018

When it comes to fishing regulations, changes in Costa Rica are usually slow and deliberate. The government typically requires extensive technical and scientific support before it considers…

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