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Costa Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship

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

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated for ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’ award

In a letter published as a full-page ad in Spanish-language daily La Nación on Monday, conservation group Sharkproject International announced the nomination of President Luis Guillermo Solís for the 2016 Shark Enemy of the Year award.

Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos

One normal migration for turtles, one giant discovery for humankind. With his 14-day journey from the waters of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador, “Sanjay,” an endangered green sea turtle, established the first direct migration link between the two protected areas.

President Chinchilla pushes for elimination of Incopesca’s board of directors

Long-awaited changes could be coming to the country's fishing regulatory agency, Incopesca. President Laura Chinchilla sent a bill to the Legislative Assembly last week that, if passed, would eliminate Incopesca's controversial board of directors.

High-profile shark-finning trial continues this week

The trial of Kathy Tseng Chang began again in a Puntarenas court Wednesday.

Fishermen protest as lawmakers flip-flop on shrimp trawling

More than 600 fishermen and environmentalists united Thursday morning to protest a bill that would reinstate shrimp trawling in Costa Rican waters. "Pesca arrastre es un desastre," they shouted.

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla named Shark Guardian of the Year

Despite court orders to close private docks to foreign ships in 2006, Chinchilla's two predecessors left them open.

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