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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing
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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing

Jill Replogle - April 29, 2016

Remoras, or suckerfish, attach to sharks and other large marine animals and feed on parasites attached to their host’s body and on scraps from their host’s meals.…

Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf
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Environment
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Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf

L. Arias - May 5, 2015

Officials from the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) on Monday said that the 180 tons of ammonium nitrate spilled into the Nicoya Gulf last Saturday have not caused significant…

More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute
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More calls for reform of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute

L. Arias - November 12, 2014

Update, Nov. 21: A previous version of this story included statements from the conservation group MarViva, issued under the context of a National Fishing Symposium on Nov.12. That information…

Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans?
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Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans?

Lindsay Fendt - October 23, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree Tuesday restricting industrial tuna fishing in Costa Rican waters. The decree is one of the first attempts to establish fishing…

Stop giving away free tuna fishing licenses, says NGO
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Stop giving away free tuna fishing licenses, says NGO

Lindsay Fendt - July 21, 2014

A nonprofit fishing group, the Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP), filed a constitutional complaint last week alleging that a law granting free fishing licenses to international tuna…

Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica Ombudsman’s Office pushes for better marine conservation

Lindsay Fendt - July 1, 2014

Costa Rica's Ombudsman's Office issued a statement Tuesday urging the government to prioritize marine resource management. According to research by the agency – which is responsible for petitioning the state on…

Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny
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Costa Rica’s dolphin-safe tuna designation under scrutiny

Lindsay Fendt - June 18, 2014

As the Costa Rican government stalls on the publication of new tuna fishing regulations, one environmental group has taken matters into its own hands. In a letter…

Tuna company, fishermen and environmental groups squabble over unpublished fishing decree
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tuna company, fishermen and environmental groups squabble over unpublished fishing decree

Lindsay Fendt - June 10, 2014

Expected restrictions on industrial tuna fishing have been stalled pending the publication of a decree signed by former President Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014). Though Chinchilla signed the decree,…

Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial
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Newsletter
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Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial

Zach Dyer - May 16, 2014

Social Conservative lawmakers lashed out at President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decision to fly the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement Friday, saying that…

Could judicial decisions unravel Chinchilla’s conservation legacy?
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Could judicial decisions unravel Chinchilla’s conservation legacy?

Lindsay Fendt - April 21, 2014

Two weeks ago, before a trip to the distant Costa Rican territory of Isla del Coco, President Laura Chinchilla stood before the press at the Caldera Coast…

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