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Fishing industry, conservationists both wary of Solís stance on shark protections
Conservation
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Conservation
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Fishing industry, conservationists both wary of Solís stance on shark protections

The Tico Times - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís stood Wednesday morning before a room full of the world's biggest shark admirers and admitted that some might consider him the animal's biggest adversary. Weeks…

Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica says it will support new shark protections despite agreements with fishermen

The Tico Times - February 15, 2016

Wildlife experts from all over the world will converge on San José Monday to discuss international protections for shark and ray species. The meeting comes on the heels of…

Costa Rica President Solís named ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica President Solís named ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’

Lindsay Fendt - January 31, 2016

In a ceremony in Germany on Saturday, the conservation group Sharkproject International awarded Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís the “Shark Enemy of the Year Award.” The…

Mysterious shark discovered off Costa Rican coast dubbed the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Mysterious shark discovered off Costa Rican coast dubbed the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’

The Tico Times - January 6, 2016

With its pale green eyes and eery grin, a mysterious shark has intrigued scientists since 2010 when it was first hauled aboard a Spanish research vessel cruising…

Costa Rican government rejects Shark Enemy nomination
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican government rejects Shark Enemy nomination

The Tico Times - November 29, 2015

The Costa Rican government will not sacrifice fishermen for sharks, President Luis Guillermo Solís said last week in response to claims by environmental groups that he has…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase
Crime
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Crime
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase

David Boddiger - October 14, 2015

See also: Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections Paul Watson is fed up with Costa Rica’s attempts to prosecute him. For 13 years,…

Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections

The Tico Times - October 14, 2015

Environmental groups are outraged by new agreements between the Costa Rican government and the fishing industry which they say will roll back protections for endangered and threatened shark species.…

Costa Rica Conservationists and IIlegal Fishing At Cocos Island
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica Conservationists and IIlegal Fishing At Cocos Island

The Tico Times - August 24, 2015

Want to help stop illegal fishing around Costa Rica’s remote, species-rich Cocos Island? Now you can, from the comfort of your couch anywhere in the world -…

Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle releases first interview filmed at depth off Cocos Island

The Tico Times - June 8, 2015

"Most of the ocean is cold and dark. Most of what is known about the ocean is in that upper 1,000 feet or so. You look at…

Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins
Crime
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Crime
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Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins

Gabriela Díaz and AFP - May 31, 2015

Recommended: Shark fin scandal in Costa Rica has Solís administration on the defensive QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers in…