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FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans

Costa Rica is among the 10 lead countries of the ocean conservation project.

New study: Costa Rica is giving away its fishing wealth

Costa Rica receives some $19 for each metric ton of tuna that can later reach a market price of some $2,000.

Costa Rican Electricity Institute launches construction of artificial reef

ICE officials expect algae to begin adhering to the structures so that coral, polyps, fish and other marine species begin reproducing.

Messages along San José’s streets ask people to stop littering

Estimates from the Health Ministry state that people throw nearly 300 tons of garbage in Costa Rica's streets, sewers, vacant properties and rivers every day.

Shark species win international protection despite Costa Rica’s abstention

Despite Costa Rica's lack of support for protecting the silky shark or bigeye thresher, the two shark species will receive increased protection in international waters under CITES.

Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention

The Costa Rican government angered conservationists Friday when it declined to vote on whether to list two shark species as needing protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature

With the start of the new legislative session last week, the government has resumed a battle in the environmental commission over a controversial shrimp trawling bill.

ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid

The government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is working on a project to create artificial reefs using waste material from the national electricity grid.

VIDEO: Argentina’s coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat in South Atlantic

Argentina's coast guard sank a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials said Tuesday.

Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship

Costa Rican environmentalist Randall Arauz is one of five selected for the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.

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