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Costa Rica Conservationists and IIlegal Fishing At Cocos Island
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Costa Rica Conservationists and IIlegal Fishing At Cocos Island

The Tico Times - August 24, 2015

Want to help stop illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s remote, species-rich Cocos Island? Now you can, from the comfort of your couch anywhere in the world -…

Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets
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Fishermen threaten Costa Rica Coast Guard officers who confiscated illegal nets

L. Arias - July 27, 2015

A group of 60 fishermen, some covering their faces with bandanas and balaclavas, last week targeted Costa Rican Coast Guard officers with scare tactics in an attempt to recover two…

Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island
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Drones could help spot illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

The Tico Times - July 17, 2015

Drones are best known for their place on the battlefield but conservationists hope unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, can transition to a different fight: illegal fishing. In…

American Airlines says it won’t ship shark fins anymore
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American Airlines says it won’t ship shark fins anymore

The Tico Times - April 8, 2015

U.S. carrier American Airlines said Tuesday that it had stopped commercial shipments of shark fins as of March 4. The airline made the announcement via its Twitter account in…

Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Conservation groups launch campaign to fund speedboat for patrolling Cocos Island

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

A campaign launched Tuesday is asking people and businesses in Costa Rica to donate money to buy a speedboat for park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park to fight illegal fishing…

Tracking seafood ‘bait-to-plate’ to end global fraud and protect threatened stocks
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Tracking seafood ‘bait-to-plate’ to end global fraud and protect threatened stocks

Darryl Fears | The Washington Post - March 16, 2015

Arnold Bengis, described as a modern-day pirate, is the face of fishery crime. He's already served a five-year federal prison sentence for stealing massive amounts of rock…

Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources
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Small-scale fishermen team up to better protect coastal, marine resources

The Tico Times - June 28, 2014

Dozens of fishermen from both of Costa Rica's coasts gathered in the auditorium at the Casa Presidencial in San José Friday to celebrate the creation of a government-sponsored…

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks about illegal fishing in Costa Rica’s Cocos Island
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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio talks about illegal fishing in Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

The Tico Times - June 18, 2014

Costa Rica's Cocos Island, known as the “most beautiful” island in the world, served as as dramatic illustration for actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio’s call for greater…

Costa Rica to confront drug trafficking, illegal fishing with new radar system
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica to confront drug trafficking, illegal fishing with new radar system

The Tico Times - April 11, 2014

PUERTO CALDERA, Puntarenas – Before departing on her epic, day-long boat ride to Costa Rica's far-flung ocean territory, Isla del Coco, President Laura Chinchilla stopped off at…