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Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy
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Fishing
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Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy

Todd Staley - May 25, 2020

The permanent smile mother nature seemed to put on their faces and their high intelligence are probably some of the reasons virtually everybody loves dolphins. Costa Rica…

Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities
Fishing
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Fishing
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Costa Rica fishing group donates food baskets coastal communities

Todd Staley - May 15, 2020

Like most nations around the globe, Costa Rica has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Because of its considerable tourism and fishing-based economy, the impact has…

Top App Helps Costa Rica Anglers
Fishing
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Fishing
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Top App Helps Costa Rica Anglers

Todd Staley - February 24, 2020

Since man began taking fish from the ocean, they have used natural occurrences and eventually man-made technology to help them find fish. Before modern fish-finder sonar, grouper…

Costa Rica Fishing: Tuna Decree Seems to be Working
Fishing
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Fishing
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Costa Rica Fishing: Tuna Decree Seems to be Working

Todd Staley - June 10, 2019

Statistics are beginning to show what people in Costa Rica and on the water already knew: Fish stocks are improving in areas where tuna purse seine boats…

A conversation with Costa Rica Fisheries Moises Mug
Wetline Costa Rica
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Wetline Costa Rica
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A conversation with Costa Rica Fisheries 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…

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…

New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth
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Business
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New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth

L. Arias - March 15, 2017

Costa Rica's laws allow international fleets to capture 95 percent of the tuna caught within Costa Rican waters, researchers from the National University (UNA) and the non-government…

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

The Tico Times - 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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Business
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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…