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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 Rican awarded prestigious marine conservation fellowship

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

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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