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Wish List for Costa Rica’s New Government

I´m in my mid-thirties living in the Caribbean jungle of Costa Rica and I pass my days pulling on 100 pound plus tarpon, or...

In San Jose Costa Rica Artisanal Fishers Demand Action off Coast of Corcovado

In San Jose, artisanal fishers demand action off coast of Corcovado As fish stocks are diminished, so is the livelihood of artisanal fishers. For years,...

For the Oceans Foundation takes lead for Ocean Conservation for Costa Rica

There is growing international interest in the conservation of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, a vast area of largely thriving but threatened ocean stretching Southwest...

Fishing nations agree better protection for mako shark

North Atlantic fishing nations have pledged to better protect the endangered shortfin mako shark by ending overfishing from 2022 and helping stocks to rebound...

16,000 Dead Sailfish in Costa Rica: Sport Fishermen can help change that

Tuna like Yos Disan’s recent catch are common these days close to shore At the same time the number of sailfish caught and released by...

Costa Rican sport fishing group asks for ban on sale of sailfish

The Federacion Costarricense de Pesca (FECOP), presented the case on September 22 to INCOPESCA.

Costa Rica lawmakers sink trawling project

A majority of lawmakers this week supported President Carlos Alvarado’s veto of a controversial project that would have authorized trawl fishing in Costa Rican waters.

Costa Ricans Have Eyes on the Ocean and Congress

There are a couple of proposed bills in congress that have been kicked around more than a soccer ball in the National Stadium. One...

Fishermen report more tuna, dolphin along Pacific coast

The Costa Rican Fisheries Federation (FECOP) credits an October 2014 governmental decree restricting industrial tuna fishing in Costa Rican waters with what it says are recovering tuna and dolphin populations.

Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets

The suspects likely will face criminal charges for threatening officers, and they could lose subsidies from the Mixed Institute for Social Aid.

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